May’s full moon and a lunar eclipse coincided on Wednesday, May 26, to create a phenomenon known as a “super flower blood moon."
May’s full moon is referred to as the flower moon, while a total eclipse is known as a blood moon. To complete the celestial triple whammy, and explain the mouthful of a name, the eclipse came as the moon was closest to earth, and, hence, a “supermoon."
Space.com said the eclipse would be visible “from Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and the western part of the Americas.”
This footage was posted on Wednesday morning by Juan C Avila, who said he captured it at the Miami International Airport in Florida. Reports said only a partial lunar eclipse would be visible from South Florida. Credit: Juan C Avila via Storyful