This year’s Flower Moon will be accompanied by a lunar eclipse, which will be a great treat for astronomers.
The full moon in May is also known as the “flower moon” because of the large number of flowers associated with spring in the Northern Hemisphere. According to time and date, it has been referred as the Milk Moon, the Hare Moon, and the Planting Moon.
The uncommon “super flower blood moon” last May, which combined a total lunar eclipse with a full moon at its closest point to Earth, was visible to millions of people in the Americas, Europe, and Africa.
According to NASA, this year’s Flower Moon will also be accompanied by a penumbral lunar eclipse, which occurs when the moon passes through the edge of the Earth’s shadow and somewhat dims the moon.
How to view the Flower Moon and when to do it
According to NASA, the moon will be fully visible from Thursday morning until Sunday morning.
At 1:34 PM, the moon will be in opposition to the sun. EDT, when it will be at its brightest, according to NASA. However, because the moon will be below the horizon in the United States at that time, the Farmer’s Almanac advises viewers to go outside on Thursday and Friday nights to obtain the finest view of the full moon.
According to NASA, viewers in Africa, Asia, and Australia may notice a little dimming of the moon on May 5 due to the penumbral lunar eclipse, however, it will be simple to miss.
According to timeanddate, the Flower Moon for the following year will occur on May 23, 2024, at 9:53 am EDT.
How to witness the lunar eclipse and when to do so
On May 5 around 11:14 a.m., the moon will experience a penumbral lunar eclipse. According to NASA, ET.
The moon will almost entirely pass through the Earth’s shadow during this lunar eclipse, only touching the pale penumbra on the outer edge of the shadow. The Eastern Hemisphere will have the best viewing condition of this eclipse.
Unfortunately, the penumbral lunar eclipse won’t be able to see in USA