Lunar Eclipse turing the moon red for just a brief moment.Photo credit: ©mbarrettimages via

A stunning supermoon lunar eclipse will look amazing from your hot tub

May 20, 2021

Lunar Eclipse turning the moon red for just a brief moment. Photo credit: ©mbarrettimages via

May 20th, 2021 – There’s an outstanding sky event coming Wednesday, May 26th that will be ideal to enjoy from your hot tub!

A lunar eclipse is slated for the early morning hours and the Pacific Northwest will have some of the best viewing for the sky show. It will be even more stunning thanks to this eclipse being coupled with a supermoon. During the eclipse you’ll be treated to the moon decked out in a vivid shade of red, courtesy of the effect of retracted sunlight. Then she’ll go dark before re-emerging on the other side.

Our friends to the south in Portland will be the first to witness the premiere of this year’s eclipse at 1:47 a.m. on the 26th. (You night owls are in for a treat!) The partial eclipse will slip into view around 2:45 a.m., and the total eclipse should take place around 4:11 a.m.

Because this will be a supermoon—meaning the moon will be its closest to the Earth this year—it will look its biggest and brightest. Next week, the moon will be just a little over 222,000 miles from Earth! It will truly be a spectacle you’ll not want to miss.

As I’ve said in the past, there’s really nothing more terrific than taking in a celestial event in your hot tub. Make sure to have all outside lighting and hot tub lighting off to take full advantage of the show in the heavens. Slip into that hot water and feel the water’s buoyancy lift you up and release tension in your muscles. Hot water and silence will afford your mind a chance to escape and just take in the beauty of the night sky and the terrific eclipse that awaits you.

Summer is coming, and it often serves up many opportunities to take in some wonderful astronomic shows. If you’re a stargazing lover, your season has arrived!