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First total lunar eclipse of the year seen around the world, 

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A blood Moon total lunar eclipse is on show in many parts of the world as the Moon passes through Earth's shadow. 

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Australia will miss out on the eclipse this time, but it will be seen in the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the eastern Pacific. 

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However, Australians will see a blood moon on the night of November 8. 

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New Zealand, Eastern Europe and the Middle East will experience a penumbral lunar eclipse, where the edge of Earth's shadow will fall over the Moon. 

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The Old Farmer's Almanac — which publishes Native American names for full Moons — calls it a "flower Moon" because May is known as a month when flowers bloom in abundance. 

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NASA calls May's full Moon a "marginal supermoon", but there's varying opinion on whether it actually is a supermoon, due to different definitions on what constitutes one. 

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