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First lunar eclipse of 2022 starts tonight; check out time

The Moon is set to pass through the shadow of the Earth today (May 15) to create an overnight total lunar eclipse.

It is set to be the first Blood Moon of 2022 – which is when the Moon turns red thanks to the light being filtered through the Earth's atmosphere.
Eclipse scientist Fred Espenak has given the moon of the night of May 15 the title of Super Moon.

This is the name usually given to the point when the Moon is the closest to Earth that it will be that month. This means the moon of May 15 is actually going to be a Super Blood Moon eclipse.

This triple whammy of incredible lunar events should make for some spectacular viewing and will be well worth trying to get a glimpse of it if you can.

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