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Blood moon: The eclipse around the world

Skywatchers around the globe were last night treated to a rare celestial event - a total lunar eclipse when the sun, moon and earth were in perfect alignment.
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The moon began to move into the earth’s shadow about 4pm and was in full shadow shortly after 5pm. The moon rose at about 6.30pm and the eclipse ended at 7.30pm.

It’s the the first of four consecutive phenomena of this kind this year and next, a series astronomers call a tetrad. The last time a tetrad took place was in 2003-2004, In total, the 21st century will see eight tetrads.

The year’s second total lunar eclipse will take place on October 8, with the tetrad’s remaining two expected on April 4 and September 28 of next year.

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