The "Red Moon" is coming: how to have fun in Mendoza – – Diario de Mendoza, Argentina


During the night of January 20 and the beginning of the morning of the 21st, there will be a total eclipse of the Moon, when the Earth interposes between the Sun and the Moon, casting its shadow over the satellite star.

This astronomical event can be enjoyed as the Moon will turn red for several minutes.

To visualize it, the Municipality of Mendoza and the "El Firmamento" organized a previous one with food trucks, live shows (tribute to Soda Stereo for its song "Red Moon") and astronomical explanations by a specialized guide, of 22.

Astroturismo, an activity for all audiences that includes an astronomical explanation by a specialized guide.

Once the eclipse begins, from January 1 to 21, it will be possible to observe the same with special telescopes. In addition, you can take astronomical photographs with cell phones using the same telescopes.


  • Begin: Sunday January 20, 10 pm.
  • Place: Civic Park, west of the Government House, City of Mendoza.
  • Event Detail: Food trucks, live band, astronomical explanation, astrophotography.


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