Where and When to See the ‘Super’ Flower Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in CT
Depending on where you live in the United States, this Wednesday, May 26, you will be able to witness parts of the biggest and brightest full moon of 2021. It's called the "Super Flower Blood Moon," and it's part of what scientists call a "Supermoon."
According to EarthSky, this supermoon will be the closest moon to Earth in 2021. The last total eclipse of the moon was nearly 2 1/2 years ago, on January 21, 2019. On Wednesday, May 26, it will take the moon three hours to cross the Earth's shadow.
How much of the lunar eclipse you will see in North America is determined by where you live. Only those who live in the Pacific and Mountain time zones and Texas, Oklahoma, and western Kansas will see a total lunar eclipse.
According to timeanddate.com, the best time to see the Penumbral Eclipse in Connecticut is when the entire Moon is above the horizon, which begins at 4:46 a.m. and stays visible until 5:04 a.m. For best viewing, try and find the highest elevation. In New England, the total eclipse begins at 7:11 a.m. and ends 15 minutes later at 7:26 a.m, which you won't be able to see. Sorry, not my fault.
According to the website inverse.com, it was the Native Americans who gave it the name, "Flower Moon" because it rises when flowers bloom and blossom. It's also a sign of good health and rejuvenation because of the plants healing properties.
So, with all of that said, will I see any of you at the observatory tower at the top of Mt. Tom at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26?