People in the Arab world, European, African and Western Asian countries will witness a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday (June 15) and will be viewed in relative density for 100 minutes over two days.
It is the first of two total lunar eclipses in 2011, the second occurring on December 10.
Bookmark your calendar now, if you’re in the indicated zone above
The eclipse will start at 10:23 pm (GMT+4) on Wednesday in partial shading, develop into full eclipse at 11:23 pm (GMT+4) on the same day and continue till 1:02 am (GMT+4) on Thursday.
“The peak of the lunar eclipse will be at 12:13 (GMT+4) (Wednesday), while the partial lunar eclipse will last till 2:02 am (GMT+4) (Thursday).” The moon will not disappear totally because of the reflection of sunshine from the Earth’s surface.
Click on the image above for more information on time & place..
Provided by Larry
Clear Skies on June 15th hopefully 🙂
It is probably safe to assume we won’t see this here in UK!! Anything really interesting on the astronomical front has an annoying habit of happening halfway around the other side of the world! None the less may there be bright and clear skies for the fortunate and blessed amongst us who do have the pleasure of a viewing 🙂
Hi Europa 🙂
I’m sorry that most of the interesting astronomical event are not in UK zone..
Anyway UK this time will be able to see the lunar eclipse during Moon rise only
If there were no clouds 🙂
I wish you a clear skies on 15th of June…The Day after tomorrow 🙂
Can’t wait…thanx for the info
Me too sister 🙂
The good thing is that it’s happening on Wednesday night.. The weekend night 🙂