Lunar Eclipse: May 15, 2022 

Elaina McCollum '23, Staff Writer

On May 15th, 2022, the first total Lunar Eclipse of the year occurred. This eclipse was known as a blood moon, causing a bright scarlet color to appear across the night sky. The eclipse was best seen in the Eastern United States, South America, and Africa. 

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, Sun, and moon all fall into alignment with one another. When this occurs the moon passes through the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow. The sun’s rays reach the earth and the blue and green of the rays scatter while the red and orange remain creating the blood moon. 

The next total lunar eclipse will be in November. After that, another total eclipse will not occur until March 2025.