Bengaluru stargazers awestruck by 'super blue blood Moon'
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The planetarium in the city centre had hundreds of children, students and adults queuing up to view the once in a Blue Moon event clearly through telescopes and binoculars.
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Thousands of stargazers from Bengaluru flocked to the Nehru Planetarium in the city and other open spaces to catch a glimpse of the rare celestial spectacle when the Moon appeared brighter and turned red during the lunar eclipse on Wednesday. "This lunar eclipse is special because a supermoon (when Moon appears larger than usual when its closest to Earth), blue Moon (second full Moon of each month) and blood Moon (Moon appears red during eclipse) will all coincide at once," the Director of Nehru Planetarium Pramod G. Galgali told IANS here.
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The Indian Institute of Astrophysics here had also set up few telescopes in open spaces for public viewing of the eclipse, which began at about 4.21 p.m. and is to continue till 9.38 p.m., out of which the super blue blood Moon was visible for over an hour.