Dozens of Czechs view blood moon from Ondřejov observatory

Countless stargazers in the Czech Republic stayed up to view the supermoon lunar eclipse between 3 and 4 AM early on Monday, an event viewable once every 20 years or so. The next will be in 2033. The supermoon appears some 14 percent larger; combined with a full lunar eclipse, the moon takes on an orange or red hue, also called a "blood moon". The spokesman for the Czech Astronomical Institute, Pavel Suchan, confirmed that interest in the event had been high and that dozens of visitors viewed the eclipse from the Ondřejov observatory in central Bohemia.

Author: Jan Velinger