Friday, December 9, 2011

APOD 2.6

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On december 10th, there will be a lunar eclipse visible from asia to austrailia. In this eclipse, the moon will be inside of the Earth's Umbra for a total of 51 minutes. Those watching in Europe and Africa will however missout on the the partial phases early in the evening, because the eclipse will start before the moon rise for that half of the globe. Those viewing the eclipse in the Americas will be able to see the beginning of the eclipse as the moon sets . The lunar eclipse pictured here was taken in February 2008 over Iran's Zargos Mountains.

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