Jersey Will See 12 Full Moons, 2 Lunar Eclipses & More In 2021
2021 is going to be a very active year for sky watchers!
For this upcoming year, we will get to see 12 full moons which include 3 super moons, a blue moon and 2 lunar eclipses to look forward to!
And among all this, star experts are saying the super moon that is expected in May will be “the best astronomical event of all of 2021.”
Let's take a look:
We have quite a few super moons coming our way.
In case you are not sure of the different between a regular moon and a super moon, here is the definition of a super moon:
"It is a full moon that appears to be slightly bigger and brighter than a typical full moon because of their closer orbit to Earth."
On April 26th at 11:31 PM, we will see the Pink Moon.
On May 26th at 7:13 AM, we will see the Flower Moon.
And on June 24th at 2:39 PM, we will see the Strawberry Moon.
Seasonal Blue Moon - August
This moon will look different than the rare Halloween "blue moon" we saw on October 31st of 2020.
On August 22nd, get ready to see a Seasonal Blue Moon (also known as the Sturgeon Moon) -- at 8:00 AM.
Total Lunar Eclipse - May
In the morning of May 26th, the Earth's shadow is going to block the moon from the sun.
As a result, the moon will appear to be a rusty-reddish tint....aka the Blood Moon.
Just an FYI: the Blood Moon won't be visible from all areas of North America.
“The total eclipse itself will only be visible from the High Plains, the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Coast” in the United States, AccuWeather says. “The eclipse will also be visible for parts of South America, Asia and eastern Asia.”
Partial Lunar Eclipse - November
“November’s lunar eclipse will be very close to a total lunar eclipse, with just a sliver of the moon missing Earth’s dark inner shadow,” AccuWeather notes. “Because of this, it may be possible for the moon to briefly appear rusty orange or red, similar to what occurs during the height of a total eclipse.”