Tonight… for one night only… May hits the midway point with quite a show. We have a Full Moon, Blood Moon, Flower Moon, Supermoon. But you can just call it a Total Lunar Eclipse.

Astrophotographers will be busy tonight. According to the National Weather Service, this lunar eclipse will bring at totality duration is close to an hour and a half. That is one of the longest in over a decade. That is long for an eclipse. Overall eclipse duration will be just short of three and a half hours.


Total Lunar Eclipse


The total lunar eclipse overall duration will be 3 hours and 27 minutes. To find the time and location for your viewing… click right here on this interactive map.


Source: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio

The ‘x-factor’ for a lot of potential viewers will be the weather. If you are unable to see the total lunar eclipse in person, perhaps do to that potential misbehaving weather, you can watch it livestream right here, courtesy of NASA. They included plenty of video sources for us. Enjoy.


Source: NASA

Many cultures refer to May’s full moon as the Flower Moon thanks to the abundant blooming that occurs in Spring. Other names include the hare moon, the corn planting moon, and the milk moon. Names for the win.



This total eclipse is central. That means the moon passes centrally through the axis of Earth’s umbral shadow. This full moon will also happen at perigee… making it a supermoon. It should be a ‘big’ and ‘bright’ looking one tonight. Happy eclipse viewing!


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Joe Hansel

Joe Hansel

Morning Lead Broadcast Meteorologist

Joe has been with Praedictix since 2016. He graduated with a bachelor’s in meteorology with a minor in mathematics from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He also interned at Studio One in UND while earning awards as a student broadcaster and teaching assistant along the way. During summers off from college, Joe was the weather intern for the KSTP weather team based in the Twin Cities. Joe then worked as the morning meteorologist for 2 years at KCWY in Casper, Wyoming; then 4 years as the morning meteorologist at WSJV in South Bend-Elkhart, IN. There, Joe became a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) through the American Meteorological Society and still owns the earned seal.