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Beijing treated to super lunar eclipse not seen since Qing dynasty

1 February 2018

Millions of people across the Chinese capital were treated to a "super blood blue moon" eclipse on Wednesday. This rare phenomenon has not been seen since the late Qing dynasty more than 150 years ago. Beijing was among a number of locations in the country and on the Pacific Rim that could witness the total lunar eclipse. The entire eclipse lasted more than three hours. It caused the moon to turn coppery red as sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere bounced off its surface.