Human Interest Everything to Know About May's Super Flower Blood Moon, Including How to See It The Flower Moon on May 16 will coincide with a total lunar eclipse, marking the first supermoon of 2022 By Skyler Caruso Skyler Caruso Instagram Skyler Caruso is the Editorial Assistant of PEOPLE Digital. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 11, 2022 04:38 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty April showers bring May ... Flower Moons! This month's full moon is recognized as the Flower Moon — a tribute to the season's colorful blossoms in spring — and will reach its peak during the night of May 15 into the early morning of May 16 this year. Following last month's Black Moon, which coincided with the first solar eclipse of the year, the Flower Moon will coincide with a total lunar eclipse, and will also be the year's first supermoon! The "supermoon" phenomenon is most commonly defined as "any full Moon that occurs when the Moon is at at least 90% of perigee (the point in the Moon's orbit where it is closest to Earth)," according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. Stunning Shots of the Super Flower Blood Moon Around the World While there will be four supermoons this year, May's will be a blood moon as a result of the total lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth is sandwiched directly between the Moon and the Sun, causing the Earth to cast a shadow on the Moon. In contrast, a total lunar eclipse occurs when "the Moon is fully obscured by Earth's shadow," per the publication — resulting in a reddish hue, hence the nickname "blood moon." Between when and where to watch, here's everything to know about May's Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse! When is the Flower Moon in 2022? Phil Walter/Getty The Flower Moon will reach its peak just after midnight on Monday, May 16 at 12:11 a.m. ET. This is when it will look like a blood moon, taking on its reddish hue. Sky gazers can begin to catch a glimpse of the phenomenon the night prior on Sunday, May 15 as well — although exact timing depends on where viewers are watching from. TimeandDate.com reports that a partial eclipse will begin on May 15 at 10:28 p.m. ET. About an hour prior, a penumbral eclipse will occur at approximately 9:31 p.m. ET. This happens when the edge of the Earth's shadow casts over the moon. This phase will end at 2:52 a.m. ET, roughly an hour after the partial eclipse phase ends. Stunning Images from the Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse in 580 Years How to see the Flower Moon in 2022? FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Unlike April's Black Moon, which was only viewable for those living in Antarctica and South America — May's Flower Moon total lunar eclipse will be will be visible in portions of the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the east Pacific, per Space.com. A partial eclipse will be visible to sky watchers in New Zealand, eastern Europe and the Middle East. Fortunately for lunar lovers hoping to catch a glimpse of the fascinating sight, no special equipment is needed to view — but if interested in seeing the impressive detail on the massive orb, binoculars will to the trick! In addition, the sky is expected to be extra dark surrounding the moon, making the stars appear brighter than usual. National Geographic claims that keen-eyed observers "may even be able to spot the glow of the Milky Way during the eclipse." When is the next Flower Moon? Matthias Hangst/Getty Following this year's celestial spectacle, the next Flower Moon is set to take place on Friday, May 5, 2023, according to MoonSunCalendar.com. Next year will also see two lunar eclipses as well. A penumbral lunar eclipse will occur between May 5 and May 6, 2023 — and a partial lunar eclipse will fall between Oct. 28 to Oct 29 that same year, per Space.com. See Photos of the 2021 September Spectacular Around the World When is the next lunar and solar eclipse in 2022? Phil Walter/Getty The lunar eclipse taking place between May 15 and May 16 will be the first of two lunar eclipses in 2022. The second will occur on Nov. 8 later this year. The next solar eclipse will take place on Oct. 25, 2022.