Super moon: Weather.com reported that the May 26 full moon will be closest to Earth at 22,2023 miles away. Because of that, it will be a super moon, the second one of the year.
Total lunar eclipse: The May 26 super moon is referred to as the super flower blood moon — a May blood moon that happens during a total lunar eclipse. May is when flowers spring up around North America, The Old Farmer’s Almanac reported.
“Over several hours, the Moon will pass through Earth’s shadow, causing it to darken and usually become reddish in color,” SciTechDaily reported. “The red color comes from sunlight filtering through Earth’s atmosphere – a ring of light created by all the sunrises and sunsets happening around our planet at that time.”