PICTURES: What the super flower blood moon looked like from around the world | Condé Nast Traveller IndiaMay 27, 2021
Supermoon rising behind Cuatro Torres in Madrid. Photo: Anadolu Agency / Contributor / Getty Images
The supermoon stunned onlookers from across the world on Tuesday. Why “blood moon”? This year the supermoon coincides with a total lunar eclipse, giving the moon a distinct red shade. In the US, the name also incorporates the word “flower” because the occurrence of a full moon was known as a flower moon for Native American tribes back in the day, as it signified the onset of spring.
According to NASA, a supermoon is a phenomenon that occurs when a full moon appears at the same time as when the moon’s orbit is closest to the earth. The term coined in 1979, comes at a time when the sun, moon and the earth are in alignment. When you spot it, the moon appears larger and brighter than on other days, making a special observation for people globally. Take a look at some of the images of the full moon in various different parts of the world.
Colorado, United States
Auckland, New Zealand
New Delhi, India
Texas, United States