Blood Moon Rise In A Total Lunar Eclipse In May's Skywatching Event

On the night of May 15-16 the attention of millions of people will be drawn skyward the moon will be completely immersed in the long, tapering cone of shadow cast into space by our planet

If the weather is clear skywatchers across most of the Americas, Europe and Africa will have a view of one of nature's most beautiful spectacles: a total eclipse of the moon

Unlike a total eclipse of the sun which often requires a long journey to the path of totality, eclipses of the moon can usually be observed from your own backyard

The totality phase of the upcoming total lunar eclipse of May 2022 will be visible across much of North America, all of South America, Central and Western Europe, and much of Africa

Unlike a solar eclipse which necessitates special viewing precautions to prevent eye damage, a lunar eclipse is perfectly safe to watch

Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse on May 15