Here is the date of the next full moon, will be a blood moon

Next month there is an upcoming astronomical event where the moon will appear completely full in the night sky.

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According to space.com reports, the next full moon is scheduled for Monday, May 16 at 12:14 a.m. and will also feature the first total lunar eclipse of 2022. As the next full moon will be in May, it is also called the flower moon, along with the one in April . the full moon being called the pink moon and June the strawberry moon. Notably, the May full moon will feature a total lunar eclipse which occurs when Earth’s shadow is cast directly onto the moon’s surface.

A lunar eclipse only occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned with Earth’s position between the Sun and Moon. Also, a lunar eclipse only occurs on the night of a full moon; it is therefore presented with the next Flower Moon in May. So why does the moon turn blood red during a lunar eclipse? The moon takes on a red hue because the Earth blocks out all sunlight.

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The only sunlight that reaches the moon has passed through the earth’s atmosphere, and the phenomenon responsible for the color change is the same phenomenon that turns the sky blue, Rayleigh scattering.

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Essentially, when sunlight hits the Earth’s atmosphere, it is scattered in all directions, but not all colors of the light spectrum are scattered equally, longer wavelengths of light such as red and orange can easily pass through Earth’s atmosphere, travel around the planet, and eventually touch the moon’s surface, giving it its orange/red hue.

Like Time and date reportsif you have the right equipment or a keen eye, it’s possible to spot a light blue band across the face of the moon just before the moon has reached its maximum totality.

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