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Total lunar eclipse will be visible in San Antonio this weekend

SAN ANTONIO – There’s going to be a complete lunar eclipse this weekend that will flip the moon crimson.

On the evening of May 15 and into the early morning hours of May 16, the moon will enter the Earth’s shadow, triggering a complete lunar eclipse, based on

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Most of the U.S. will have a full view of the phenomenon. exhibits that San Antonio is in the trail to see your entire eclipse, whereas components of far West Texas will see a lot of the eclipse.

It’s the primary complete lunar eclipse since May 2021, based on NASA.


When the moon enters the Earth’s shadow, it turns a reddish-copper colour, additionally known as a blood moon.

Humans have used the moon as a solution to preserve observe of the passing of the year for millennia. According to National Geographic, historical cultures would give every full moon a unique identify primarily based on the habits of the crops, animals or climate throughout that month.

The full moon in May is called the Flower Moon — so this will be a complete lunar eclipse of the Flower Moon.

The moon names, based on National Geographic, are listed under for every month of the year:

  • January – Wolf Moon

  • February – Snow Moon

  • March – Worm Moon

  • April – Pink Moon

  • May – Flower Moon

  • June – Strawberry Moon

  • July – Buck Moon

  • August – Sturgeon Moon

  • September – Harvest Moon

  • October – Hunter’s Moon

  • November – Beaver Moon

  • December – Cold Moon

“Skies will be clear and temperatures will be in the 80s – nice viewing conditions. You won’t need any special equipment to view the eclipse, as it’ll be safe to enjoy and visible with the naked eye,” stated KSAT meteorologist Sarah Spivey. (KSAT 12)


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