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Super Blood Moon May 2021 set to light up Australian skies – 7NEWS.com.au

The spectacular sight occurs when a total lunar eclipse takes place at the same time the moon is in perigee – the closest point to Earth in its orbit.

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Stargazers are in for a treat next week with a super blood moon set to rise in the night sky.
The super blood moon occurs when a total lunar eclipse takes place at the same time the moon is in perigee – the closest point to Earth in its orbit.
Like the supermoon that rose in April, Mays super blood moon will also appear larger than usual.
But this time, itll also be red in colour.
Over several hours, the moon will pass through Earths shadow, causing it to darken and usually become reddish in colour,…

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