First lunar eclipse of 2021 took place-UPDATED

First lunar eclipse of 2021 took place-UPDATED
# 26 May 2021 16:56 (UTC +04:00)

The first lunar eclipse of 2021 took place, APA reports.

The lunar eclipse ended.

It lasted for 3 hours 8 minutes. It was possible to observe the natural happening in Eastern Asia, Australia, America, and the Pacific Ocean.

The lunar eclipse has not been observed in Azerbaijan.

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A super Blood Moon is lighting up the night sky now, APA reports citing the SUN.

May's Full Moon will be known as a Blood Moon because it will go into a total lunar eclipse and look reddish from certain locations.

The total lunar eclipse will be visible from certain parts of the world including numerous US states, Australia, western South America and Southeast Asia.

It's also nicknamed the Flower Moon as that's the traditional name for May's Full Moon due to it's appearance around spring.

Not only is it nicknamed a Flower Moon and a Blood Moon but it will also be a Supermoon.

It's going to be the closest Supermoon of the year so you'll be able to spot it looking large on the evenings of May 25 and 26.

A total lunar eclipse doesn't mean the Moon disappears completely but it does mean the Moon turns a slightly reddish-orange colour.

This is expected to last for 14 minutes and 30 seconds for some viewers on May 26.