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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Total Lunar Eclipse, 3rd March, 2007

Penumbral Eclipse : 20:18:11 UT
Partial Eclipse : 21:30:22 UT
Total Eclipse : 22:44:13 UT
Greatest Eclipse : 23:20:56 UT

Total Eclipse : 23:57:37 UT
Partial Eclipse : 01:11:28 UT
Penumbral Eclipse : 02:23:44 UT
The moon will turn reddish brown on Saturday night as it passes behind the Earth's shadow in the first total lunar eclipse in three years. Light from the sun will still reach the moon after being refracted through Earth's atmosphere, giving the moon an eerie dark reddish tinge.

The eclipse will be at least partly visible from Asia to the Americas, although those in Europe, Africa and the Middle East will have the best view. Earth's shadow will begin moving across the moon at 3:18 p.m. EST Saturday, with the total eclipse occurring at 5:44 p.m. EST and lasting more than an hour. Alaska, eastern Australia and New Zealand will miss the show altogether. In India, Maximum eclipse is at 4:50 am on the 4th in New Delhi. In Singapore, the Moon enters the totality region at 6:13 am.

Astronomers or photographers can send me their pictures and I will feature it on this blog.

The next total lunar eclipse will occur Aug. 28.

Sources : NASA Website
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