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Total Lunar Eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse

On November 8, 2022, a total lunar eclipse was visible from Japan. This celestial event coincided with the lunar occultation of Uranus, resulting in a phenomenon not seen for 442 years. So, while Uranus was being eclipsed by the moon, the moon was being eclipsed by the earth, meaning that the sun, Earth, moon, and Uranus were in a line.

While the cloudy skies on Amami Oshima covered the moon for a lot of the night, people kept their eyes and cameras out for the brief moments they could glimpse the reddish 'blood moon.' These pictures were taken from the Sakibaru Viewpoint.

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