Another month, another moon! This past Sunday El Pasoans went outside to enjoy the beautiful sight of May’s Super Flower Blood Moon and it did not disappoint.

I always miss these full moon events because I just forget, but last night social media reminded me and I was able to head outside to watch the lunar eclipse in person!

Wait, Real quick… what is a Lunar Eclipse? (Asking for a friend.)

A Lunar Eclipse is when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon. This means the full rays of the sun get blocked by the Earth causing the shadow of the Earth to darken the moon.

A Total Lunar Eclipse means the whole of the moon gets cast in darkness. 

The maximum eclipse for this month’s Super Flower Blood Moon happened around 10:11 p.m. Sunday night and some locals were able to get some pretty good photos of this celestial event.

Courtesy: Iris Lopez
Courtesy: Iris Lopez
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Nicole Ruiz in far east El Paso made this lunar eclipse a family affair! She spent the nice night outside with her husband and kids and snapped this photo of the Blood Moon from her backyard.

Courtesy: Nicole Ruiz
Courtesy: Nicole Ruiz
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Carlos Saucedo shared this pretty amazing photo that he took from Horizon City.

Courtesy: Carlos Saucedo
Courtesy: Carlos Saucedo
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John Rangel grabbed his son’s iPhone 5 and got a pretty good shot of the Blood Moon from El Paso’s Lower Valley.

Courtesy: John Rangel
Courtesy: John Rangel
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A few El Paso firemen took a break from their evening work schedule to head outside and catch the Blood Moon themselves in central El Paso.

Courtesy: Hiram Huerta
Courtesy: Hiram Huerta
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Great photos all around but when it comes down to it, we always know that local professional photographers will make sure to grab the cleanest shots of anything in the sky and that’s exactly what happened when local photographer, Jorge Salgado, grabbed photos of the Super Flower Blood Moon in all of it’s phases.

More Full Moons Ahead:

If you missed the past few full moons of the year, no worries, there are seven full moons left in 2022, with two of them qualifying as supermoons. 

  • June 14: Strawberry moon
  • July 13: Buck moon
  • August 11: Sturgeon moon
  • September 10: Harvest moon
  • October 9: Hunter's moon
  • November 8: Beaver moon
  • December 7: Cold moon

 

May’s Super Flower Blood Moon

February's Full Moon