(05news) – In the twilight hours before dawn tomorrow, millions of curious people all over Africa and central Asia will be able to behold the moon turn blood red. The Lunar Eclipse June 2011 will begin at 3:25 a.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and enter its darkest phase or TOTALITY at 5:22 a.m. (AEST), and this is exactly when the conversion to a blood-red moon should begin.
According to details, Lunar Eclipse June 2011 is the first of two total such eclipses in the current year, the other one occurring on December 10, 2011. With the center point of Earth’s shadow being on the disk, this is a comparatively rare lunar eclipse. The last time a lunar eclipse was closer to the center of the earth’s shadow was on July 16, 2000, and the next such eclipse will be on July 27, 2018.
Lunar Eclipse June 2011 will be completely evident over Africa and Central Asia, seeable rising over South America, western Africa, Europe, and setting over eastern Asia. In territories like western Asia, Australia and the Philippines, the Lunar Eclipse June 2011 will be visible just before sunrise.
For central Asian countries such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and neighbors, the Lunar Eclipse June 2011 is expected to last at least for 100 minutes.