Sun, Earth and Moon line up perfectly in sky to dazzle skywatchers. Stargazers will be treated to three lunar events in May, including the rare "Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse" which is expected to happen on May 26, 2021. The Full Flower Moon Going by the seasons, as the second full Moon of spring, the Native American tribes of the northeastern United States called this the Flower Moon, as flowers are abundant this time of year in most of these areas. Supermoon This month's Full Moon is also a Supermoon. A Supermoon occurs when the Full Moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth, which is also called perigee. That makes the Moon look extra-close and extra bright. Blood Moon It's also a Blood Moon. That is just the reddish color the Moon will appear during the total lunar eclipse. Indeed, the Moon won't turn black or vanish from the sky, instead will appear to be a "reddish copper color." Although the Moon is in Earth's shadow, some sunlight still reaches the Moon. The sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere which causes our atmosphere to filter out most of the blue light. Some sunlight reaches the Earth's atmosphere, which envelops the Moon and gives it the rich color. Together those create the 'Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse." The total lunar eclipse will be visible near moonset in the western continental United States and Canada, all of Mexico, most of Central America and Ecuador, western Peru, and southern Chile and Argentina. Along the Asian Pacific Rim, the total eclipse will be visible just after moonrise. The partial eclipse, which takes place as the Moon moves into and out of Earth’s shadow, will be visible from the eastern United States and Canada just before the Moon sets in the morning, and from India, Nepal, western China, Mongolia, and eastern Russia just after the Moon rises in the evening. Observers in eastern Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii, will see both the total and the partial eclipse. Stay Tuned!