On May 26th, we will all be treated to both a visible supermoon and a total lunar eclipse (red moon) on the same night. This will be a very rare phenomenon!
As long as the weather is clear, residents will be able to see the moon completely eclipsed by the earth’s shadow and later, turn rusty red for about 14 minutes.
Total lunar eclipse (Photo: Nanfang Daily)
Supermoon?(Photo: Nanfang Daily)
When can I see the supermoon and total lunar eclipse?
At 09:50, the moon will reach its closest point to the earth, which is the largest super moon that people can see throughout the year. At 19:14 the evening of the same day, a total lunar eclipse will occur due to the sun, earth and moon lining up in a straight line. The interval between the two phenomenon will be just over 9 hours.
A total lunar eclipse (red moon) will be seen in eastern China but a partial lunar eclipse will be seen in western China. In Guangzhou, the moonrise time will be 19:02. As the time of the greatest eclipse of the total lunar eclipse will occur at 19:28, the residents of Guangzhou will have the opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse this is when the earth’s shadow will change the appearance of the colour of the moon.
Total lunar eclipse timetable on May 26
The orbit of the Supermoon, the time when the moon appears largest to human eyes, will be at 00:38 shortly after midnight on May 27th. And, at 06:10, the moon will sink faintly on the south-western horizon.
Author | Alice
Editor | Wing，Monica，Nan，Jerry