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Rare total lunar eclipse to happen in VN this weekend

People in many places in the world, including Vietnam, will be able to witness the longest total lunar eclipse on July 28, 2018 (or the 15th day of the sixth lunar month).

A lunar eclipse phenomenon

A lunar eclipse phenomenon

Accordingly, this remarkable natural phenomenon will begin at midnight of June 27, when the Moon enters its shadow, and will last until 6:30am of June 28, with the total eclipse extending from 3:21am to 4:13 am.

As commented by the National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting, a successful observation of this rare lunar eclipse, along with the blood moon, requires the absolutely clear sky. Unfortunately, not all areas in the nation are able to satisfy it.

Weather forecast shows that the Northern and North-central provinces will have moderately to heavy rain on the night of July 17, which means the sky will be quite cloudy. Therefore, it is extremely hard for interested people to observe the moon from midnight to 6:30am.

It is, however, expected that citizens of the areas from the central province of Thua Thien – Hue southwards are able to see this curious phenomenon if there will be no rain here. 

By VAN PHUC – Translated by Vien Hong

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