Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for a lunar event you’ll regret missing.
Singapore can witness the Blood Moon total eclipse in which Luna will appear larger than normal in a reddish, copper color from 7pm onward in its eastern skies.
According to Singapore’s astronomy community Stargazing Singapore, the phenomenon can be viewed from anywhere on the island with an unblocked east-by-southeast view of the horizon without any equipment. Singapore last witnessed a total lunar eclipse in July 2018.
The group said the moon will rise at 7:04pm and begin to eclipse at 7:11pm, with the moon appearing its bloodiest from 7:25pm to 8:52pm. The entire sequence lasts only 14 minutes.
A blood moon occurs anytime there’s a total lunar eclipse; a super moon is when the full moon happens when it is in closest orbit to the Earth. Every full moon has a colorful name: May’s is the Flower Moon.
Singapore can expect to see the moon aligned completely with the Earth’s shadow and gradually turn a ripe blood red. It will then rise east and regain its pallor as it falls from the earth’s shadow.
Of course, that’s if weather permits. Fingers crossed!
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