The Supermoon gets it’s name from the fact that the moon appears larger in the sky as it is just a bit closer to Earth. “Supermoon” is actually a perigean full moon or a moon that is full and at its closest point in its orbit around Earth.
This incredible natural phenomenon will occur for the second time in 2021 on May 26th and will appear it’s largest around 7:14 a.m. EDT. At at 4:46 a.m. EDT, the moon will appear to be it’s reddest as an eclipse will occur giving the moon a deep dark red shade. You can get more information about the timing of this event here.
Here’s the timing of the eclipse event on May 26th for the Greenville area:
Duration:1 hour, 35 minutes, 44 seconds
Penumbral begins:May 26 at 4:47:39 am
Partial begins:May 26 at 5:44:58 am
Local max:May 26 at 6:20:33 am
Moonset:May 26 at 6:23:23 am