May 26 – Full Moon, Supermoon.
The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the earth as the sun and its face will
be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 11:14 UTC, or 16:45 IST. This moon has also
been known as the Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon. This is also the second of
the three supermoons for 2021. The Moon will be near its closest approach to the earth
and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
On the night of May 25-27, observers in Oceania, Hawaii, eastern Asia and Antarctica
will see a lunar eclipse that coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth —
making it a "supermoon" eclipse that will turn the moon reddish — also known as a
"blood moon" (The dates of this eclipse span two days because the area it will be visible
spans the international date line). This lunar eclipse will appear slightly larger than
normal because the moon will reach perigee, the closest point in its orbit to Earth, on
In Asia, the westernmost locations to see the eclipse are in India, Sri Lanka, western
China and Mongolia, but only the penumbral phase will be visible.
18th May 2021