Not one, but two celestial events are occurring on the same day this May.
Near the end of the month, you can expect a total lunar eclipse followed by a super blood moon!
A lunar eclipse happens when the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow and blocks the sun’s light, which also causes the moon to turn a dark red color; thus, the blood moon reference.
So why is it called the super blood moon you might ask?
Lunar eclipses occur when the moon is full, and this full moon will also be near its closest point to Earth creating the name, “super blood moon!”
Unlike solar eclipses, it is safe to look at a lunar eclipse so don’t hesitate to take a peak at the sky on May 26th.
According to NASA, individuals you can view the total lunar eclipse wherever across the United States!