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IN PICS: Chile witnesses rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’

SANTIAGO – On January 31, the world witnessed a very rare phenomenon: a ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’. The event combined three phenomenons at the same time: A blue moon, a supermoon, and a total lunar eclipse. The full moon made a particularly close approach to Earth in its orbit, making it appear larger than normal and earning the title of supermoon. It was also a blue moon because it was the second full moon to appear this month. Finally, the event was topped off with a lunar eclipse, which occurs when Earth moves between the moon and the sun. Unlike solar eclipse, it’s safe to look directly at the super blue blood moon. Supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest approach to Earth. On February 15, 2018, observers in South America and Antarctica will see a Partial Solar Eclipse. Those in Buenos Aires, Argentina will see a 16% eclipsed Sun while Santiago in Chile will see a 7.6% eclipse. Another very slight Partial Solar Eclipse will occur on July 13, 2018 for observers in southern Australia.

SANTIAGO – On January 31, the world witnessed a very rare phenomenon: a ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’.
The event combined three phenomenons at the same time: A blue moon, a supermoon, and a total lunar eclipse.
The full moon made a particularly close approach to Earth in its orbit, making it appear larger than normal and earning the title of supermoon.
It was also a blue moon because it was the second full moon to appear this month.
Finally, the event was topped off with a lunar eclipse, which occurs when Earth moves between the moon and the sun.
Unlike solar eclipse, it’s safe to look directly at the super blue blood moon.
Supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest approach to Earth.
On February 15, 2018, observers in South America and Antarctica will see a Partial Solar Eclipse.
Those in Buenos Aires, Argentina will see a 16% eclipsed Sun while Santiago in Chile will see a 7.6% eclipse.
Another very slight Partial Solar Eclipse will occur on July 13, 2018 for observers in southern Australia.