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.
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.
The Day of the Language or Mahana or te Re’o was created in 1995 by two teachers of the Rapanui language, Hilaria Tuki and Virginia Haoa, to raise awareness.
HonuiThe Rapanui Families Organize2016 was the 50th anniversary of the government of Chile establishing civil administration on Rapa Nui, after leasing it for 47 years to a British multi-national livestock firm, followed by 13 years under the administration and...