Lunar Eclipse of June 15, 2011

Lunar Eclipse of June 15, 2011

Posted by News Technology Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

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June and July will be big months for sky watchers, with two partial solar eclipses and one total lunar eclipse.

Unfortunately, none of these will be visible from North America. But hey — there are always photos.

In the late hours of June 15, a lunar eclipse will be visible to the whole world except North America. Between 11:52 p. m. on June 15 and 2:32 a. m. on June 16, the moon will be completely covered by Earth’s shadow.

Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia will be able to see the full eclipse. In South America and Europe, people will be able to view the eclipse early as the moon rises in the sky, and it will be visible as the moon sets in Australia and Asia.

Before June 15, another eclipse will happen that will start on Thursday and end the day before on Wednesday. It will happen in the high Arctic, known as the land of the midnight sun, and will be able to be seen by the northernmost parts of Asia, North America and Europe.

The eclipse will start on June 2 in the northern areas of China and Siberia, and then it will move across the Arctic, across the International Date Line, and end in the early evening on June 1 in the northeastern part of Canada.

One month after this, another lunar eclipse will happen, but it won’t be visible to anyone because it will happen in Antarctica, which is below the horizon except for part of Madagascar where no one lives anyway.

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