In the early hours of Monday morning, in the year's only full lunar eclipse, there will be a super blood-red lunar eclipse.
The total lunar eclipse will be partially visible from Cyprus at the setting of the moon at dawn on Monday, when the moon enters the Earth’s shadow starting at 4:32 am.
A total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a Blood Moon, because of the reddish tinge the full Moon takes on when fully eclipsed.
The Earth will come between the Sun and the Moon, and the phenomenon will be visible with the naked eye.
The Moon will appear larger than usual because it will be at its closest point to Earth of its orbit, giving it the name super Moon.
The rare sight will also be referred to as a super flower blood Moon, in the Northern Hemisphere the first full Moon in May is often called a flower Moon, due to it coinciding with spring.
Partially visible from Cyprus:
Mon, 16 May 2022, 04:32
Mon, 16 May 2022, 05:46
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Photo: Phil Parker - Blood Moon 2017