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Very Long Lunar Eclipse June 15

I found this on AOL news/ Huffington post where the article goes on to say that weather permitting, those in the Middle East have a good chance of experiencing the entire eclipse, which will be longer than most lunar eclipses.

LOS ANGELES — The year’s first total eclipse of the moon will last an unusually long time, a rare celestial treat for a wide swath of the globe.

Except if you’re in the United States and Canada. North America will be left out of Wednesday’s lunar spectacle, which will be visible from start to finish from eastern Africa, central Asia, the Middle East and western Australia – weather permitting.

The period when Earth’s shadow completely blocks the moon – known as totality – will last a whopping 1 hour and 40 minutes. The last time the moon was covered for this long was in July 2000, when it lasted 7 minutes longer than that.

You can read the rest of the article HERE

June 13, 2011 Posted by | Beauty, Middle East, Technical Issue | | Leave a comment