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  1. ‘Blood moon’ Lunar eclipse: Thousands witness event in Chennai

‘Blood moon’ Lunar eclipse: Thousands witness event in Chennai

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By: | Chennai | Updated: April 7, 2015 9:11 PM
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People watch a lunar eclipse from the banks of River Kuakhai on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, April 4, 2015. (AP)

Thousands of people witnessed a partial lunar eclipse in a coppery red hue from the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre here.

People thronged the centre, a State-run institution, which had arranged four telescopes for people to view the event, though it was a “total lunar eclipse” in some other parts of the country, the first in 2015.

“The eclipse was in coppery red colour and the partial eclipse ended by 7.15 PM,” Executive Director of TNSTC, Dr P Iyyamperumal said.

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Lunar eclipse is seen at Marina beach in Chennai on Saturday. (PTI)

The lunar eclipse started at 3.45 PM and was total at 5.21 PM, lasting for 12 minutes and thereafter the partial eclipse lasted till 7.15 PM, he added.

Besides TNSTC, people thronged the Marina and Elliots beaches here to view the eclipse.

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