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Don't miss another lunar eclipse!

07 August 2017 [17:18] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Laman Ismayilova

People around the world are set to witness a rare astronomical phenomenon known as the “Blood Moon” on August 7.

The nature event will be observed in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, most of Russia, as well in Azerbaijan, Report.az reported.

The lunar eclipse will start at 21:22 and will be at maximum at 22:20, ending at 23:18. The process will be observed more clearly in Moscow, Russia. 

While Blood Moon is not a scientific term, it is used colloquially to refer to a total lunar eclipse, because a fully eclipsed Moon often takes on a reddish color.

Blood Moon is also referred to as the Sturgeon Moon. This is named after sturgeon fish, which is easy to catch during this time of the year.

The native Americans also designated different names to the Blood Moon phenomenon. Some of the names include Green Corn Moon, Grain Moon, and the Red Moon.

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