Thursday, 16 June 2011

Total Lunar Eclipse Google Doodles

Total Lunar Eclipse Google Doodle today

A total lunar eclipse took place on June 15, 2011. It was the first of two such eclipses in 2011. The second will occur on December 10, 2011.
This astronomical phenomenon can be witnessed from Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Immortalized by Google today entitled 'Total Lunar Eclipse'. Longest eclipse of the Moon in the last century, namely for 100 minutes.

In Indonesia, this lunar eclipse could be seen at dawn, June 16, 2011, starting at 1:23 pm, when the moon began to enter the Earth's shadow (umbra). The entire surface of the moon went dark at 2:22 pm. Over the next 110 minutes, the moon is in Earth's umbra.

This was a relatively rare central lunar eclipse where the center point of Earth's shadow passes across the Moon. The last time a lunar eclipse was closer to the center of the earth's shadow was on July 16, 2000. The next central total lunar eclipse will be on July 27, 2018.

Amazing Total Lunar Eclipse photos from several countries:

Total lunar eclipse from Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2011. Photo by Heri Haryanta

Total lunar eclipse from Karachi, Pakistan, June 15, 2011. Foto: AP Photo/Shakil Adil 

Total lunar eclipse from Belgrade, Serbia, June 15, 2011. Foto: AP Photo/ Marko Drobnjakovic

Total lunar eclipse from Chisinau, Moldova, June 15, 2011. Foto: AP Photo/John McConnico

Total lunar eclipse from Manila, Filipina, June 16, 2011. Foto: AP Photo / Bullit Marquez