All Icelanders Will Get To Witness The Blood Moon Eclipse - The Reykjavik Grapevine

All Icelanders Will Get To Witness The Blood Moon Eclipse

Published September 23, 2015

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Luisalvaz/Wikimedia Commons

So long as the weather permits, Icelanders all over the country will get to witness this Monday’s blood moon eclipse.

Vísir reports that no special viewing devices will be needed for viewing this eclipse, which is the first full eclipse visible to the entire country in five years.

The event kicks off at 00:12, but the reddening and darkening of the moon will take place between 02:11 and 03:23.

Apart from being a blood moon eclipse, the event also falls on the time of year when the moon is closest to the Earth and appears much larger in the sky, also known as a “supermoon”.

Below you can see a video made by the Icelandic astronomy site Stjörnufræðivefurinn which details how and where the eclipse can be seen.

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