Total Lunar Eclipse June 15 Time
June 16, 2011 by staff
Only three lunar eclipses in the last decade can match the beauty and the duration of lunar eclipse June 15 is the first total lunar eclipse in 2011 and lasting 100 minutes of visible, according to astronomers. The last lunar eclipse lasted 107 minutes on July 16, 2000.
People in Italy, UK, Israel, Pakistan, Brazil, Gaza, Serbia, Singapore, and India, except North America were among the dogs lucky enough to see the most beautiful lunar eclipse. People in China and other countries in North America also saw the rare moment.
In Singapore, at least 700 people gathered outside a local science center to see, according to the Times.meanwhile Strait, Australia, astronomers had to contend with thick cloud and rain in some parts of the country, while others had clearer vision of the show.
Google offset the disappointment of the people in the North American region with an incredible Google Doodle. The Google Doodle, updated every 2 minutes, shows the evolution of the lunar eclipse.
The company had also offered views of the lunar eclipse live via cameras mounted strategically space in South Africa, Dubai and Cyprus, teaming with skywatcher Slooh.com website.
Lunar eclipses are much safer than eclipses of the sun to see without special glasses or equipment. A lunar eclipse occurs when the lines of the Earth directly between the sun and the moon, blocking the sun’s rays and casting a shadow on the moon. Because indirect sunlight is still able to cross the Earth’s atmosphere that can filter out most of the blue light, leaving the red and orange, and cast a glow on the moon, so the color the moon will turn an orange or red. The next type of eclipse is expected to occur only in 2141.
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