Clouds manage to hide full eclipse

Early today was not a good time for watching an eclipse.

The bulk of the national territory was draped in clouds or clouds and rain. A low pressure area that had been in the Caribbean had moved inland and stretched from the Pacific to southeastern Nicaragua.

Perhaps some air passengers got a look at what is called a blood moon. In this type of  total lunar eclipse the face of the moon is illuminated with reflected light from earth. So it is not dark. It just has an orange color.

The eclipse was supposed to begin at 2 a.m. Costa Rican time and continue until sunrise, according to the National Aeronautical and Space Administration.

The agency’s  Marshall Space Flight Center  was offering a live stream for early risers.

The total eclipse is the second of four over a two-year period that began April 15 and concludes on Sept. 28, 2015, said NASA.

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