A lunar eclipse this month will be a little more special than usual, occurring as the moon makes one of its closest approaches to the Earth all year.
The supermoon total lunar eclipse will take place in the early morning hours of May 26, and most of the event will be visible from the Pacific Northwest, according to astronomers.
A total lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth lines up directly between the sun and the moon, with the Earth’s shadow completely covering the moon.
Stargazers hoping to watch the supermoon total lunar eclipse this month will need to first check the forecast to make sure it will be visible at all, as cloudy skies would block it from view.
There’s no need to use binoculars or a telescope to see the eclipse, but it could be a fun way to watch the moon up close as the Earth’s shadow falls across it.