posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 02:48 PM
Just a reminder that 24 hours from this posting, there will be a lunar eclipse.
The shadow of the earth will fall on the moon.
There will be no doomsday, the world will not end, its just something cool to look at.
What time will it be?
Well it depends on where you are in the world. Here's some descriptions from the media...
For New Zealand
New Zealand will miss the last stages of eclipse because they occur after moonset.
Or in other words, it starts just before dawn but as the moon sets at dawn the eclipse will still be going.
The eclipse begins at 3:25am AEST and enters its darkest phase, totality, at 5:22 am AEST. It will be possible to see the entire one hour and 41
minutes of totality from each capital city except Brisbane, where the moon sets while totally eclipsed.
The lunar eclipse will be visible in India from 23:52 pm, June 15 to 3:32 am June 16. It is normally visible for almost 100 minutes but this year
the duration will be more than ever before.
For the UAE
Marc Rouleau, Coordinator at The Planetarium of the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology, said the moon will start turning grey at 9:23pm when it
will enter the penumbra (the early shadow of the Earth). The Earth's core shadow called umbra will start covering the moon exactly an hour later at
10:23pm. The shadow will completely cover the moon at 11:22pm. The eclipse will end at 1:03am UAE time after a whopping three hours and 40
Wherever you live in the UK then the start of totality is not visible and it’s only from the extreme south-eastern parts of England where the
Moon rises mere minutes ahead of the time of greatest eclipse at 9.13pm (BST). From the majority of England and Wales the second half of totality will
be visible, provided observers have or can get access to a completely unobstructed south-eastern horizon. For Londoners, the moon rises fully in
eclipse at 9.13pm and by the end of totality at 10.03pm it has only heaved itself almost five degrees above the horizon
For the USA
none of the eclipse will be visible from North America.