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Blue moon eclipse to occur tonight

January 31, 2018 5:21 am

A rare event will occur tonight.

A so-called ‘blue’ moon is the second full moon to occur in a calendar month and tonight’s the second full moon of January

USP physics lab technician, Neil Singh says there will be a total eclipse of the blue moon which will turn the moon to a reddish brown.

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“We can see it in Suva as a total lunar eclipse but depending on the weather as the weather is not favourable for us. So it will start today Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 10:51pm at night and the maximum magnitude to brightness will be seen at 1:29am tomorrow and will end eight minutes past four. So total duration of this lunar eclipse will be five hours seventeen minutes. If the sky is clear than you will see it.”

Many Fijians say they will stay up overnight to see the eclipse with their families and friends.

So, if you’re up at 1:30 tomorrow morning and the sky is clear, take a look at the eclipse of the moon.

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