According to the Roper Mountain Science Center, a lunar eclipse “occurs when the Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, and the Earth’s shadow is cast upon the moon.” In addition to it being the first total lunar eclipse of the year, this month’s full moon on Mon., May 16 will be a super moon — a full moon that’s at the closest point to Earth in its orbit. t’s called a flower moon because it coincides with spring flower growth.
What to look for
Look out for two features: Color + size. As direct sunlight is blocked from the moon during the total lunar eclipse, reflected sunlight from the earth’s atmosphere gives the moon a rusty red color (like blood). Plus, because it’s closest to the earth around this same time as the eclipse, it will appear “super,” or largerthan usual.
When to look for it
The partial eclipsestarts around 10:27 p.m. By 11:29 p.m., the moon will be completely red and the total eclipse will have started. The maximum eclipse(when the moon is closest to the center of its shadow) will be visible from 12:11-12:53 a.m.
Tips for the best view
Maggie Connelly, Planetarium Specialist at Roper Mountain Space Center, says you can view the super flower blood moon anywhere with a clear view of the sky. For a close-up view, grab binoculars or a telescope. (Pro-tip: Head to The Wrap section to see City Editor Kyle’s peep of 2019’s eclipse through the lens of her DSLR camera.) Check the weather forecast, as clouds and rain could hide your view.
The Color Purple | Thurs., May 12-Sun., May 29 | Times vary | Centre Stage Greenville, 501 River St. | $33.50+ | Catch the Centre Stage Theatre adaptation of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel + Steven Spielberg film. 🎭
Bare Bone Vodka tasting | Thurs., May 12 | 3:30-6:30 p.m. | Rudy’s House of Spirits, 109 W. Stone Ave., E3 | Free | Try the newest, smoothest Texas vodka around, and enter to win two tickets to see Tyler Farr at Cowboy Up on Fri., May 13.*
Happy Hour with Bare Bone Vodka | Thurs., May 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Local Cue Sports Bar, 30 Orchard Park Dr., Ste. 7 | Free | Enjoy Bare Bone cocktails, win free swag, and enter to win two tickets to see Tyler Farr at Cowboy Up on Fri., May 13.*
Tyler Farr | Fri., May 13 | Doors at 6 p.m. | Cowboy Up, 701 Easley Bridge Rd., Unit 6030 | $20+ | Check out one of country music’s rising stars and enjoy some Bare Bone cocktails. 🎶*
Travelers Rest Farmers Market | Sat., May 14 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Free entry | Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest | Shop food, fresh produce, and goods from 60+ local producers and artists. 🌻
Roaring 20s Gala | Sat., May 14 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Sassafrass Flower Farm, 255 Alex Dr., Easley | $90+ | Help 864Pride raise money for its Project HEART initiative with a night of dancing, auctions, and food catered by Larkin’s.
MAConnect Mod Fête | Sat., May 21 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 101 Abney St. | $75 (annual membership, includes an ArtCard) | Join the MAC’s young professionals group, MAConnect, for the third annual Mod Fête party. 🥂*
The Transformation Breakfast | Tues., May 24 | 7:30-9 a.m. | Greenville Convention Center | Free | This event will bring together local leaders to benefit The Family Effect and its work in the Upstate community.*
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Humble Crumb is opening in the Village of West Greenvillethis summer(an official opening date has not been announced). The casual Italian restaurant, based out of Georgetown, SC, will be located next to Railside Studioson Lois Avenue and offer a variety of made-from-scratch comfort food dishes + pizzas. 🍕 (Upstate Business Journal)
The inaugural Palmetto Heroes Hike, which honors fallen military and first responders and benefits nonprofits like The Wounded and Recovering Fund, Folds of Honor, and Upstate Warrior Solution, is Sat., May 28. Participants can choose a 6-mile or 12-mile hike along the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail. Learn more + register.
The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD Synnex is hosting the Amy Alcott & Friends Women’s Clinic and Luncheon on Wed., June 8. The luncheon will feature a panel on golf for women in business and keynote by LPGA Hall of Fame golfer Amy Alcott. Purchase tickets for the event at The Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg. ⛳
Upstate Preservation Trust (UPT), a nonprofit that works to preserve historical sites in the Upstate and formed last year, released its first list of four endangered buildings, including Edwards Mill and New Hope School House. Read more about each property + how education, awareness, and community outreach will play parts in their preservation. (Greenville Journal)
The South Carolina Wildlife Federation is offering SC residents free packetsofnative milkweed seeds tohelp fight the monarch butterfly population decline— down 97% in the last 20 years. The plant is critical for egg laying. Claim your free seeds or purchase at your local nursery. 🦋 (FOX Carolina)
Join Eagle Mountain Winery(2330 Hwy. 11, Travelers Rest) for its Volunteer in the Vineyards Day on Sat., May 14 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Help prep for the growing season by clearing unwanted grass and weeds around the vines. Bring gloves, grass-clipping shears, and a water bottle. 🍷
The inaugural Piedmont Blues & Roots Festival is kicking off in downtown LaurensSat., May 14 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate bluesmen Pink Anderson, Rev. Gary Davis, and the Piedmont Blues music style + enjoy a biscuit-making competition, a craft fair, a bourbon tasting, and live music from eight different artists. (ROOTS Magazine)
Looking for an activity to keep your child active this summer? The YMCA of Greenville is offering three types of aquatics camp this summer (including Swim Camp, Swim Academy Camp, and Jr. Lifeguarding Camp). Registration is $100 for members and $140 for nonmembers.*
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Editor’s Pick:I love anything space and astronomy-related, so the January temperatures + late night hours couldn’t stop me from capturing 2019’s blood moon. The parking lot of the West Village Lofts at Brandon Mill apartment complex made for the perfect view. Have any pictures of past lunar eclipses? Let me see.
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