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January 23, 2018

Witness a Rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ in UAE Next Week

Get ready to geek out, astronomy lovers, because a rare celestial event is happening in the skies across UAE next week.

Described by Nasa as a lunar trifecta, the ‘super blue blood moon’ will appear in the sky on January 31. A combination of a super moon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse happening all at once, it’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Where to witness the supermoon eclipse:

The best time to view the ‘super blue blood moon’ will be at 6:04pm in Dubai and 6:06pm in Abu Dhabi, when the moon nears the horizon. You’ll have just 3 minutes to witness the total lunar eclipse, so get your positions ready!

  • Dubai Astronomy Group is organising a ‘Super Moon Eclipse’ event at the Al Thuraya Astronomy Centre in Mushrif. Entry is AED 20 per person; AED 10 for kids; AED 30 for families of four. Call +971 4 221 6603 for details.

Image credit via IG | @carsoncavaletto

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