Tokyo’s View of the Total Lunar Eclipse

 

On Wednesday night, January 31st, Japan, like its neighbors, was treated to a total lunar eclipse—an event where the Earth’s shadow passes over a full moon, giving it a dark red appearance.

 

 

 

Weather varied from region to region, but in Tokyo, as well as some areas of Hokkaido, the “blood moon” was fully visible from the street.

 

 

 

 

The moon was closer to the Earth than normal, making it appear bigger, as in a “super moon.” It was also the second full moon in a single month, making it what astronomers call a “blue moon.”

 

Thursday night’s vision was therefore, according to the United States’ space agency, a “super blue blood moon.”

 

 

 

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