/ 26 May 2021

A supermoon to rule them all

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: People watch the "Super Flower Blood Moon" rises over the Pacific Ocean at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia on May 26, 2021. The "Super" moon observed in May is often defined as "flower moon" as well, mainly due to association with flowers blooming at this time of year. During the eclipse, the moon turns into a deep blood-red color, known as "blood moon." This celestial incident -- known as "Super Flower Blood Moon" -- is the only full lunar eclipse of this year. (Photo by Steven Saphore/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: People watch the "Super Flower Blood Moon" rises over the Pacific Ocean at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia on May 26, 2021. The "Super" moon observed in May is often defined as "flower moon" as well, mainly due to association with flowers blooming at this time of year. During the eclipse, the moon turns into a deep blood-red color, known as "blood moon." This celestial incident -- known as "Super Flower Blood Moon" -- is the only full lunar eclipse of this year. (Photo by Steven Saphore/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

If you missed April’s pink supermoon, don’t sweat it. There have been several supermoons this year, but the “most super” super blood moon will light up skies later today for the first total lunar eclipse. A blood moon occurs during a total lunar eclipse when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon – and it could be several years before we see another one so clearly again. Luckily, Australia has premium seats for the big event, but times vary across the country so check in on the deets. The maximum eclipse will be around for about 15 minutes, and if that isn’t enough, here are the dos and don’ts on how to take a picture to last a lifetime…

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