Total Lunar Eclipse on Rapa Nui
It’s been 150 years since we had this astronomical phenomenon that included two special events : a super moon and a blue moon. The first one is caused by a full moon coinciding with the moon being very close to the earth (“perigee”) which makes the moon seem larger and brighter. The second, the “blue moon”, is the name given to a second full moon within one month. And, at this time, we have a total eclipse, as well – a super eclipse of a blue moon.
All the forces of nature – the sun, the moon, fire, rain, wind and stars – receive the greatest respect from the Polynesian people, who give them names according to their beneficial or malignant effects. For Malcom Clark, in a paper presented in the Easter Island Conference in Hanga Roa in 1984, one of the motivations for the Polynesian migrations could well have had religious traits associated with astronomical phenomena which remained visible in the sky for longer time.
Ambassador of Japan in Chile “My primary goal is to demonstrate that the Japanese people are with you.”Mayor Pedro Edmunds Paoa and Japanese Ambassador Kazuhisa Shibuya inaugurated the Comprehensive Care Center in Rapa Nui. The center, funded by the Japanese...
Te tātou 'ōro'a he Tāpati Rapa Nui 2023Mai te toru ki te ho'e 'ahuru mā ho'e mahana o Hetu'u PūThe details of the next Tāpati 2023 after the Covid 19By Camila Sandoval Photos by I. Municipalidad de Isla de PascuaThis celebration, which values the cultural heritage of...
Rapa Nui, the land of mystery and living history, where you can experience the natural and cultural wealth in one of the most beautiful and intriguing places on our planet.