Missed the Super Flower Blood Moon? June Has 2 Reasons To Look To The Sky
May had this really cool super moon that spawned a ton of pictures of it on my social media feed. The Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse took place in May between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. with the lunar eclipse reaching its peak at 4:11 a.m. I missed it, which is ironic because I'm awake at that time, I'm here at work! However, I was inside an office through peak hours- so there was that.
June is offering a celestial show as well, and it's sure to be one you won't want to miss! Starting on June 10 with a super cool solar eclipse called "The Ring of Fire". However, this one will mainly be viewable in the northern part of the U.S.
At dusk on Thursday, June 24th, another super moon will show up in the sky. The Super Strawberry moon will rise just after sunset in the southeast and will reach its maximum illumination at 2:40 p.m. ET.
It's also a super moon, which happens when a full moon coincides with the moon's closest monthly point to Earth in orbit. This makes the moon look extra large to the human eye, giving it a magnified look. This event happens multiple times a year, and June 24th's super moon will be the last one of 2021!
This moon will have a golden hue to it, and will only be visible for 20 minutes after sunset- which means you'll have to get out in the early evening to check it out, which is perfect for a date night, or an evening with family to have dinner outdoors.
You can find out more about stargazing this month by clicking here.
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