Posted in: Thursday 27 May 2021 – 5:55 PM | Last update: Thursday 27 May 2021 – 5:55 PM
Amateurs of astronomical phenomena from Australia to central North America were able to see a huge red-orange moon while the sky was clear.
This extraordinary scene occurred at night in Sydney and before dawn in Los Angeles, and this phenomenon does not pose any threat to sight, unlike a solar eclipse.
This phenomenon occurred between 11:11 and 11:25 GMT, while this total eclipse that occurs two years ago coincided with the time when the moon was at its perigee, which is the point closest to it to Earth, and this is an exceptional phenomenon that occurs once every decade.
The color of the moon became darker and turned red, similar to what it is at sunrise or sunset. The moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than it would be at its farthest point, 50,000 kilometers away.