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Lunar eclipse 2021: Blood Moon to occur on 26 May

Firstpost | 24/05/2021 12:28 PM | Click to read full article

When the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow and light from the sun cannot fall on the moon, it causes a lunar eclipse. This year, the first total lunar eclipse will be on 26 May.

A total lunar eclipse is also called the Blood Moon. This is because of the reddish tinge that appears on the moon during a lunar eclipse. This phenomenon happens because light from the Earth’s sunrise and sunset falls on the surface of the moon.