Vietnam to see rare eclipsed supermoon

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A partial lunar eclipse will be visible in Vietnam on Monday afternoon, coinciding with the full moon to create a rare eclipsed "supermoon," a local newswire reported.

According to the news website, the eclipse will happen almost at the same time as the supermoon a term used to describe a full moon that takes place at the point closest to Earth in its orbit.

The eclipse will take place at 6.03 p.m. when the earth will appear to cover 37 percent of the moon, Dang Tuan Duy, chairman of HCMC Amateur Astronomy Club, was quoted as saying.

However, due to weather conditions Vietnamese sky-watchers will not be able to see it until 6:16 p.m. in Ho Chi Minh City, Duy said.

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Meanwhile, people in Hanoi can see it some 35 minutes later at 6:38 p.m., he said, adding that the event will end at 7.06 p.m.

A lunar eclipse happens when the sun, earth, and moon are aligned, with the earth in the middle.

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