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Supermoon total lunar eclipse dazzles Dominicans Republic

Santo Domingo.- Dominicans across the country Sunday evening managed to take in the first “supermoon” total lunar eclipse in more than three decades, joining thrilling skywatchers who weren’t disappointed as  it passed through Earth’s shadow.

The slightly-larger-than-normal full moon shined brightly in Earth’s skies and then dove into the planet’s shadow, turning a gorgeous reddish-gold color as observers with clear skies enjoyed the view. The event marked the first supermoon total lunar eclipse since 1982, and the last until 2033 — and it was visible to potentially billions of people across the Western Hemisphere and parts of Europe, Africa and Asia.

Members of the Dominican Astronomers Society were out in full force last night, despite nagging clouds that threatened to throw a wet blanket on the celestial event.

Source: DT

Sep 28, 2015

Category: DR News |

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