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Lunar eclipse visible from Island this evening

Local astronomer plays down "supermoon"

A total lunar eclipse will be visible from the Island in the early hours of tomorrow morning (Mon 28), weather allowing.

The event gets underway around 1.25am.

Totality - that's where the whole disc of the moon is obscured by the earth's shadow - will last from around 3.12 am to around 4.25 am

Local astronomer Howard Parkin says the eclipse is well worth getting up for, but the much vaunted, so-called "Supermoon" isn't anything special.

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