The full moon on May 26 will be the first total lunar eclipse since January 2019, according to EarthSky. It will take the moon just under three hours to cross through the Earth's shadow, but the actual lunar eclipse will last for about 15 minutes.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth and full moon align. During the eclipse, the moon will have a reddish hue from the sunlight filtering through Earth's atmosphere, according to NASA. Many have labeled this a "blood moon."
Depending on your location, you might be able to get a glimpse of part of the eclipse. Most of North and South America will be able to see it in the early morning hours while eastern Asia and Australia will see it in the evening.
In the United States, the total eclipse will begin at 7:11 a.m. ET and end at 7:26 a.m. ET, but will be partially visible from 5:45 a.m. ET to 8:52 a.m. ET. To check whether you'll be able to see the eclipse where you live, go to timeanddate.com.
Hunting Under The Full Moon
It's also the "flower" supermoon, and it will be the closest moon to Earth in 2021, according to EarthSky. The moon will be 100% full at 7:14 a.m. ET.
There are two to four supermoons each year, and they're often a brilliant sight because they're brighter and larger than a normal full moon. The definition of a supermoon varies, but it's generally defined by how close the moon is to the Earth.