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Total Lunar Eclipse Coming this Month

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 14: A 'supermoon' is pictured rising over the desert in Dubai on November 14, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A Supermoon occurs when the perigee (closest approach by the Moon to Earth) coincides with it being full (completely illuminated by the Sun). This time it will appear 7% larger and 15% brighter than normal. Although the next Supermoon will occur next month, the moon won't be this close to Earth again until November 2034. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

A total lunar eclipse is expected to headline May’s astronomical events, experts say.

The eclipse is expected to happen on Wednesday, May 26th, and make the moon appear bright red, according to AccuWeather.

It will be visible to the western United States; in other places, it will make the moon appear larger than usual, per the weather forecasting agency.

The month-long calendar of astronomical events will kick off Tuesday with a meteor shower that’s expected to last until Wednesday morning, forecasters say.

On May 13th, Mercury will be visible alongside the crescent moon, per Accuweather.


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