2020 certainly had some extraordinary stellar events, but 2021 is shaping up to be a great year for lunar events. In addition to three supermoons and one blue moon, 2021 will also feature two lunar eclipses. November’s eclipse is just a partial eclipse, but the one that occurs on May 26th takes the cake for all the year’s lunar events, as it will be a total lunar eclipse.
In the most basic sense, a lunar eclipse is a lunar phenomenon that occurs when the sun, Earth and moon perfectly align with each other so that the moon rests in Earth’s central, or umbral, shadow. On an astrological level, however, eclipses signify beginnings and endings, on both an internal and external level. If you are a believer of tarot card psychic readings and horoscopes, you know this and anticipate the changes that this spring’s eclipse promises. However, you also know that where and how you view the eclipse can influence the tides of change for better or for worse. To help you make the most of May’s upcoming event, use the following guide to play where, when and how to view the total lunar eclipse.
Where On Earth To View the Total Lunar Eclipse
Most total eclipses — which are otherwise known as “blood moons” — are visible to spectators across large portions of the globe. This same will be true for May 26th’s moon. However, some earthly locations will offer more spectacular viewing experiences than others.
The area of totality of the upcoming blood moon will span the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Rim. What this means for you is that if you plant yourself anywhere in North America, Southeast Asia, far Eastern Asia or Oceania (New Zealand and Australia), you should catch a complete view of the eclipse. Residents and visitors of other parts of North and South America and Asia will be privy to a partial, or “penumbral,” lunar eclipse.
The Best Times To View the Total Lunar Eclipse
You already know that May 26th, 2021 is a great day to receive a psychic reading online, but do you know what time the celestial shift will take place? The eclipse will take place in the early hours of the western sky. More specifically, you can catch the event in its totality between 11:11 and 11:25 UTC. For specific locations, this translates to the following times:
- Denver, Colorado: 05:11-05:25 am
- Albuquerque, New Mexico: 05:11-05:25 am
- Salt Lake City, Utah: 05:11-05:25 am
- Boise, Idaho: 05:11-05:25 am
- San Francisco, California: 04:11-04:25 am
- Los Angeles, California: 04:11-04:25 am
- Las Vegas, Nevada: 04:11-04:25 am
- Phoenix, Arizona: 04:11-04:25 am
- Portland, Oregon: 04:11-04:25 am
- Seattle, Washington: 04:11-04:25 am
Residents of the Midwest and eastern states can still catch the eclipse in its greatest magnitude between 04:00 am and 06:00 am, depending on where in the country they are located.
How To View the Lunar Eclipse
Unlike with a solar eclipse, you do not need to take extra precautions to view a lunar eclipse. You can enjoy the blood moon without any special equipment, though you may want a telescope or camera ready. Because it’s often chilly in the wee hours of the morning, it couldn’t hurt to bring a blanket along with you.
Maximize the astrological powers of the impending total eclipse. Bring along your phone or tablet to read your horoscope today before, during or after the total eclipse.