Three Eclipses: Solar Eclipses And Lunar Eclipse In June and July

By on Jun 1, 2011 in Asia, Australia, Europe, Events, North America, Science, World Comments
Midnight Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse Sky Map
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According to Space.com, three eclipses will be experienced during the month of June and July. Two partial solar eclipses a month a part and one total lunar eclipse which will happen on June 15, 2011.

The first eclipse was said to be a “midnight solar eclipse” which will happen on June 1 and 2 because of the International Date Line. It is only visible in the northernmost reaches of North America, Asia and Europe.

It will be followed by a total lunar eclipse of the moon around 11:52 PM to 3:33 AM on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The eclipse will be visible in the early evening in South America and Europe while it can be seen before dawn in eastern Asia and Australia, reports said.

The third eclipse will be on July 1, exactly a month after the so called “midnight solar eclipse” on June 1 and 2. The partial solar eclipse on July 1 will not be seen by anyone because the sun will be below the horizon for almost all of the Antarctica, international news reported. It was also said that the eclipse will be witnessed probably only by penguins and sea birds.



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