A “blood moon”, created by the full moon passing into the shadow of the earth during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Tsim Sha Tsui. Hong Kong, on April 4, 2015. Photo: SCMP
A “blood moon”, created by the full moon passing into the shadow of the earth during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Tsim Sha Tsui. Hong Kong, on April 4, 2015. Photo: SCMP
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‘Blood moon’ total lunar eclipse 2022 in Asia-Pacific – when to watch it in Hong Kong, and why this one is unique

  • Just after sunset on Tuesday, a rare kind of ‘blood moon’ will hang in the northwestern sky over Hong Kong for almost an hour and a half
  • Not only will the blood moon look red for a particularly long time, but it will also look very strange as it rises into the sky – and block views of Uranus

A “blood moon”, created by the full moon passing into the shadow of the earth during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Tsim Sha Tsui. Hong Kong, on April 4, 2015. Photo: SCMP
A “blood moon”, created by the full moon passing into the shadow of the earth during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Tsim Sha Tsui. Hong Kong, on April 4, 2015. Photo: SCMP
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