Blood Moon Appears In Early Morning Hours (Video)

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In the early morning hours of July 28, the moon underwent a total lunar eclipse that could be seen from Tōhoku down to western Japan. It was the second lunar eclipse visible throughout Japan to occur this year, after the first on January 31. The next is set for May 25, 2021. 

When Earth is positioned directly between the sun and moon, the latter falls into its shadow causing a lunar eclipse. Light from the sun refracted through Earths atmosphere casts a reddish tint on the satellite, creating what is commonly called a blood moon.

Footage from Shikanoshima island in Fukuoka Prefecture. (©️ Jiji)

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