May 26 will be rich in astronomical events. Not only will there be an entire lunar eclipse, but there will also be a supermoon for everyone to see.
The lunar eclipse will last three hours in total, but it’s the 15 minutes of total phase, when the moon turns red, that will be the most impressive. The colorful phenomenon is also called a “super blood moon” and happens when the earth lines up between the moon and the sun, filtering the sun’s light through its atmosphere. The light that reflects off the moon’s surface is then a beautiful shade of red.