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See the 'Super Flower Blood Moon' from circle as no one but space explorers could (photographs)





 Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) got a spectacular view of May's lunar eclipse from orbit. Images from NASA show the moon partially obscured by Earth's shadow, with parts of the ISS visible in the foreground. At one point, astronauts could see the partial eclipse intersect with the Earth's horizon. 


Unfortunately, ISS astronauts didn't get to see the full, five-hour-long eclipse on May 25, nor did they see the "blood moon" turn red during the total phase of the lunar eclipse, which lasted for about 15 minutes. The Earth obscured their view at this pivotal moment, Dan Huot, a NASA spokesperson with the Johnson Space Center in Houston, told Space.com in an email. 


Some viewers on Earth, however, did get to see the "blood moon" — also known as the Super Flower Blood Moon because it coincided with a supermoon and the Full Flower Moon of May. Because the Flower Moon occurred when the moon was near perigee, the closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit, it appeared slightly larger than average, a phenomenon informally referred to as a "supermoon."



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