Supermoon to bring big reason to look to the skies

The supermoon will bring the first total lunar eclipse, but only a partial will be visible in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – You could have a big reason this evening to keep your eyes on the sky.

May’s “Flower” supermoon will make an appearance early Wednesday morning.

It’s the closest moon to Earth this year giving us a moon that appears brighter and larger than a normal full moon.

The supermoon will also be the first total lunar eclipse since January 2019, but we will see only a partial eclipse in La Crosse.

The best time to see it here in La Crosse will be at 5:31 a.m., just before sunrise.

“Binoculars help. And a telescope. But just people look at the moon in a telescope, go ‘wow’. So optical aid is nice, but not essential. And there is is no precautionary things like with a solar eclipse,” said UWL planetarium director Bob Allen.

There are two to four supermoons each year.