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As the previous total lunar eclipse took place two years ago on January 21, 2019, many of us had been eagerly looking forward to this phenomenon, which happened again on May 26, 2021.
Known as the Super Flower Blood Moon, it was said to be visible in some parts of the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Indian ocean.
Astronomers, as well as moon enthusiasts globally, were well-prepared and managed to capture some amazing shots of the Blood Moon as it gradually appeared yesterday.
Naturally, pictures of the moon are trending on social media.
Here are some gorgeous pictures of the Super Flower Blood Moon!
Super Flower Blood Moon sighted at the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly building, northwest Borneo Island. IMAGE: Malay Mail
Super Flower Blood Moon viewed from the banks of Sungai Kuching in Sarawak. IMAGE: Bernama
Super Flower Blood Moon spotted in a Milky Way above the sand dunes, Death Valley. IMAGE:@ianlauerastro/Twitter
Full moon rising over North Stradbroke Island during the evening. IMAGE: @WildRedlands/Twitter
Full moon successfully caught chilling in a clear night sky in Adelaide, Australia. IMAGE: @STRAYAHUNT/Twitter
Full bloom of the Super Flower Blood Moon. IMAGE: @Velocit31617525/Twitter
Super Flower Blood Moon of 2021, so pretty. IMAGE: @SPACEdotcom/Twitter
A before-and-after Super Flower Blood Moon transformation. IMAGE: @ItsJulesHarper/Twitter
According to NASA, not only does the Super Flower Blood Moon rise from the east (sunset) and set in the west (sunrise), it also peaks at its highest late at night and early in the morning.
However, despite the moon’s deepest shadow only being visible for roughly 15 minutes, it is still inevitably easy to miss.
Nevertheless, those who managed to catch a glimpse, or even a full view of the Super Flower Blood Moon are truly lucky.
Did you manage to catch the Super Flower Blood Moon?
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Cover image sourced from @Velocit31617525/Twitter and @ianlauerastro/Twitter.

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