Texas Will Be Treated to a Beautiful Lunar Eclipse Wednesday Morning
Have you ever had a superstition about the full moon? My wife feels that something crazy is going to happen when a full moon occurs, and historically speaking, she's not alone.
There've even been times when I felt the full moon might be affecting people too, but that doesn't mean it isn't a beautiful sight.
A full moon, a supermoon, or even a blood moon is cool to watch!
Even the casual sky watcher in Texas will have a great time on Wednesday, May 26 if they happen to be up a little early that day.
There will be a full moon, a supermoon, a blood moon, AND a partial lunar eclipse.
A supermoon is a full moon that appears larger than a regular full moon because it is closer to Earth. It is the second and last supermoon of the year.
A blood moon is a moon that appears red when it is eclipsed by the sun or the earth. There was a "Pink Moon" last month - this one will look pink(ish) as well.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into Earth's shadow and darkens. This will be the first lunar eclipse since January 2019, but we will only have 14 minutes and 31 seconds to enjoy it.
The moon will enter Earth's shadow at 3:47 a.m. in Texas CDT. The eclipse will begin at 6:11 a.m. on May 26. The event will last until 6:25 a.m., according to Joe Rao of Space.com. WFAA-TV has a graphic on their website that shows what we can expect to see when Wednesday morning.
Let's just hope the weather cooperates and we can all enjoy this beautiful sight while having our morning coffee.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, this month's full moon is also known as the "Flower Moon," since May is a time when flowers bloom all across the country.