Mark your calendar: There are a few celestial events happening this weekend including a May full moon (known as the Flower Moon) and a supermoon as it will be at its closest point to Earth (perigee), making it Looks a bit big. more than usual. It is also a blood moon due to the red color of the moon during an eclipse. So, one can say that it is a super flower blood moon total lunar eclipse.
related: How to watch Sunday night’s total lunar eclipse?
A total lunar eclipse will occur on the night of Sunday, May 15, in the early hours of Monday, May 16. This lunar eclipse should be visible across Colorado if the weather cooperates. Our forecast of hot and dry weather with a lack of cloud cover will continue through the weekend, which means we should have good weather conditions for all to see.
Sunday night’s total lunar eclipse should coincide with clear conditions over much of Colorado. Lately, we’ve been expecting cloud cover and moisture, but we’ll have clear skies for this event, which is a good thing because it’s a fun event to watch. There may be some cloud cover in the late evening for some, but there should be plenty of breaks between the clouds to see at least some eclipses.
Here’s the timing of when the eclipse will begin and when it will end in and around Denver.
Just before 8:30 pm on Sunday evening, you will see the shadow of the Earth crossing the Moon. The Moon will be crossing the horizon in the east-southeast sky just before 8:00 p.m. and will rise through the event, so it will be low against the horizon to begin with. From 9:29 pm, the moon will be completely surrounded by the Earth’s shadow and will remain covered till 10:53 pm. The moon should be at its darkest red at 10:11 pm. This eclipse will last for several hours from start to finish.
It will be a great event to watch with your family and friends as some part of this eclipse is happening at night. The best thing about a lunar eclipse: You don’t have to wear eye protection to see it, so you can step out and see it with the naked eye. Binoculars will help you see some details of the Moon but seeing it as it is will suffice for most.
Of course, if you can get to an area with less light pollution, you’ll be able to see many more stars and more details about the Moon and its color.
Although there is a lot of light pollution along the I-25 corridor, most people should be able to see the eclipse, regardless of their location. The areas of the eastern plains and many mountainous places will have the best viewing ability.
Again, this will be a long-lasting event and just about everyone in Colorado should be able to see it, because of the lack of cloud cover. enjoy the show! The next total lunar eclipse will occur on November 8.
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