Lunar Eclipse 2011: Spectators across the world were amazed (Photos)

By on Jun 16, 2011 in Amazing, Astronomy, Internet, Science, World Comments

On June 15, 2011, the moon turned into a blood-red shade as it entered the earth’s shadow while numerous spectators around the world were amazed to witness the most beautiful lunar eclipse in 11 years, as reported by various news sites, June 16, 2011.

As reports further reveal, Google and Slooh, the sky watching website, teamed up to offer live views of the eclipse from Dubai, South Africa and Cyprus.

Related reports claim that the recently observed lunar eclipse, which lasted for about 100 minutes, was highly visible in some parts of the world such as eastern Africa, Middle East, Western Australia, Central and Southern Asia, and some parts of Europe.

However, as the eclipse ended shortly before 7 p.m. EST, the North Americans purportedly missed the exceptional sight.


The moon was seen behind the wall of Damascus gate, Jerusalem Old City.
Image Credit: Reuters


An aircraft flies as the shadow of the earth falls on the moon during a total lunar eclipse in Malaga, Southern Spain.
Image Credit: Reuters/Jon Nazca


A shadow falls on the moon during a partial lunar eclipse, at the Vittoriano monument on Piazza Venezia in Rome.
Image Credit: Reuters


The lights of an aircraft are pictured as the shadow of the earth falls on the moon during a total lunar eclipse in Malaga, southern Spain, late June 15, 2011. Picture was reportedly taken using a long exposure.
Image Credit: Reuters/Jon Nazca



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