Total Lunar Eclipse - December 21, 2010

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The Total Eclipse of the Moon or Total Lunar Eclipse begins at 7:41 UT and end at 8:53 UT. Mid eclipse at 8:17 UT. Partial phases begin at 6:33 UT and end at 10:01 UT. Moon will appear red-orange in color during totality (the Earth's shadow). Entire eclipse is visible from North America, and eastern Pacific Ocean.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth so that the earth blocks the sun’s rays from striking the moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, there is always a full moon the night of a lunar eclipse. The type and length of an eclipse depend upon the Moon’s location relative to its orbital nodes. Unlike a solar eclipse, which can only be viewed from a certain relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth. A lunar eclipse lasts for a few hours, whereas a total solar eclipse lasts for only a few minutes at any given place. Some lunar eclipses have been associated with important historical events.

The last Total Lunar Eclipse was on February 21, 2008 and next will be on June 15, 2011.

Are you excited to see another Total Lunar Eclipse?

UT - Universal Time

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I was born in Toledo City but moved to Lapu-Lapu City at a very young age. Grew up, attended school and now, still lives there. She loves movies and saw a little too many. She also watches a lot of crappy tv shows. For some reason, she thinks its relevant to mention that. She played damath and chess on her primary school years. She won games and was sent to other schools to compete. This has turned out to be completely and utterly useless. Now, she's writing about herself in the 3rd person. What's up with that?! LoL! Peace out!

3 comments:

Avril said...

sayang! i missed this one.. super busy with everything.. how about you? did you witness the eclipse yesterday? share-share.. =)

Geneve said...

I was out with my friends that day. Sayang di ko nakita yung eclipse :(

Debbie said...

I also missed it :(