Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Central Total Lunar Eclipse

Today a fairly rare central total lunar eclipse occurred, where the center point of Earth's shadow passed across the Moon.  The red moon was not visible from my location, North America, but was visible in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia.  Although not visible from where I am, it was experienced.  The last time a lunar eclipse was closer to the center of the earth's shadow was on July 16, 2000. The next central total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, 2018.

The next total (not central) lunar eclipse will occur December 10, 2011, and will be visible from North America, weather permitting.

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