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Total lunar eclipse on June 15 for 100 minutes, visible in the Philippines (June 16) but not in US

By on Jun 15, 2011 in Africa, Asia, Astronomy, Australia, Europe, North America, Science, World Comments

Updated: June 16, 2011 2:58 a.m.

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A total lunar eclipse will happen on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 and will not be seen in the US, but will be visible in other parts of the world including Philippines, on Thursday, June 16.

Total Lunar Eclipse June 15 2011

Total lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011 time table
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As noted at SpaceWeather.com recently, a total lunar eclipse will happen on Wednesday night, June 15, 2011 and will be visible in every continent except North America.

According to the report, the total lunar eclipse will last for 100 minutes which will be the longest lunar eclipse in almost 11 years and shorter than the lunar eclipse occurred last July 2000, which lasted for 107 minutes.

During this historical event, the moon will be seen changing its colors and turning blood red but people in the US will not be able to watch it.

According to PAGASA (The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration), the total lunar eclipse will start at 1:23 a.m. (local time) and will end at 7:02 a.m.

However, PAGASA announced on Wednesday that as of 2 p.m. (local time), a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 180 km East of Mindanao, which is affecting Visayas and Mindanao including Palawan.

With this, PAGASA noted that the visibility of lunar eclipse on Thursday morning may be blocked in some parts of the country.

On the other hand, Europeans will miss its early stages since they will occur before the moon will rise, which British news sites said that sunset normally starts at 9:12 p.m. (UK time)

Nevertheless, the total lunar eclipse on June 15 will be seen in Africa, Central Asia, and South America and will also be witnessed in Australia and western Asia including the Philippines before sunrise on Thursday, June 16.

As explained by NASA on its official website earlier, the Moon will pass deeply through Earth’s umbral shadow as listed below.

Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 17:24:34 UT
Partial Eclipse Begins: 18:22:56 UT
Total Eclipse Begins: 19:22:30 UT
Greatest Eclipse: 20:12:37 UT
Total Eclipse Ends: 21:02:42 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends: 22:02:15 UT
Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 23:00:45 UT



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