A lunar eclipse happens when the moon moves into the Earth's shadow, which blocks the sun's light.
This moon will also be among the closest to Earth on its elliptical path, making it appear a little brighter and bigger than usual.
Less than 12 hours later. On Wednesday, May 26, the Moon will officially reach its Full phase. A Full Moon in May is known as a Flower Moon. So, that’s one name out of the way.
The event will be centered over the Pacific Ocean, with most of Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of Oceania treated to the full view.
The Moon does not have its own light but shines because its surface reflects the Sun's rays. During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and blocks any direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The Sun casts the Earth's shadow on the Moon's surface