May’s full moon and a lunar eclipse coincided on May 26, to create a phenomenon known as a “super flower blood moon."
This timelapse footage of the moon rising over Cavite City in the Philippines was captured by Justin Emil.
May’s full moon is referred to as the flower moon, while a total eclipse is known as a blood moon. To complete the celestial triple whammy, and explain the mouthful of a name, the eclipse came as the moon was closest to earth, making it a “supermoon."
Space.com said the eclipse would be visible “from Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and the western part of the Americas.” Credit: Justin Emil via Storyful