Total lunar eclipse 2011 to be shown at Google Doodle as it happens

By on Jun 16, 2011 in Africa, Amazing, Asia, Astronomy, Australia, Europe, Science, World Comments

The so-called total lunar eclipse 2011 on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 (June 16 in the Philippines) will be shown at Google homepage courtesy of Google Doodle.

As now being seen, the Google logo was designed in such a way that the second “o” appears to be the Moon and the total lunar eclipse can be seen there as it happens.

Earlier reports revealed that the total lunar eclipse is visible in most parts of the world except in North America and will last for 100 minutes, with the last longer time occurred in July 2000.

In the Philippines, PAGASA said earlier that the total lunar eclipse will start at 1:23 a.m. (local time) and will end at 7:02 a.m.

Amazingly, moon will be seen slowly changing its colors and later will turn blood red as the Moon passes the Earth‘s umbral shadow.

Meanwhile, ABC News reported that Google Doodle will be updating its image every two minutes in almost on a real time basis, with the image to be provided by Slooh, an astronomy website which provided the sky images for a layer of Google Earth.

In addition, Google Doodle today placed a slide at the bottom of the “lunar eclipse” image which can be played back and forth to see the changes in the face of the moon.


Total lunar eclipse 2011 at Google Doodle
Screen shot Credit: Google.com


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