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‘Blood moon’ delights Cyprus sky watchers

Lunar lovers in North Cyprus were treated to a special show on Monday when they witnessed the first “super moon” eclipse in 33 years.

A super moon occurs when the Moon’s orbit is at its closest point to the Earth. Clear skies meant there were perfect conditions to witness the celestial event, which started at just after 4am.

The totally eclipsed body took on a reddish hue caused by the glow of sunlight passing through the Earth’s atmosphere, leading some to dub it the “blood moon”. Prophecies of the world’s end, however, failed to materialise.

blood-moon-esentunar-north-cyprus Picture taken in North Cyprus by Esen Tunar

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At the age of ten Sophia moved from Sweden in 1998 and has since lived in several locations around the world including Spain, and has been residing in North Cyprus for four years now. Her educational background is in marketing, hotel management and real estate, and she now works as a real estate agent and is editor in chief for New Cyprus Magazine. If you any questions for Sophia, please write to: sophia@newcyprusmagazine.com.