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Peru has a front row seat for Saturday’s lunar eclipse

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Lunar Eclipse: The characteristic deep-red colored moon will be visible throughout Peru this Saturday.
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(LivinginPeru) — In the mood for something different this Saturday night? How about a lunar eclipse?

This Saturday, March 3, at 6:21pm (23:21 GMT) Peru will offer stargazers an excellent vantage point to witness a lunar eclipse, a natural phenomenon that is produced when the earth’s shadow swallows the view of the moon.

Although we will not be able to view the beginning stages of the eclipse, we will be able to see the middle and final stages coming out of the east without any problems, including the characteristic deep red color of the moon.

According to Peru’s National Aerospace Investigation and Development Commission (Conida) the eclipse will officially begin at 3:16pm and end at 9:25pm on Saturday night. Conida will also transmit the event live on their Spanish website (link).

Recommendations:

Experts recommend finding a place where clouds and/or pollution will not be an obstacle. If you are in located withing a large city, it would be recommendable to head a few kilometers away from the city limits to ensure a pristine view of the lunar event. You can view the eclipse with binoculars, a telescope, or with the naked eye.

When: Saturday March 03 from 3:16pm-9:25pm (peek hour 6:21pm)
Where: Anywhere with a clear view of the sky

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