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Complete lunar eclipse on Wednesday
Published in Youm7 on 14 - 06 - 2011

CAIRO: Egypt and the Arab world will be witnessing an unusual lunar eclipse on Wednesday starting 8:15 P.M. and will last over for 100 minutes, a relatively long period has not happened in 2,000 years.
According to the announcement by the Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, the eclipse will happen when the moon goes into the shadow of the Earth. The moon will be covered by the Earth's shadow for three hours and 39 minutes and 17 seconds. It is during this period that is most important to the viewer, in which all the phases of the eclipse can be seen with the naked eye.
Experts at the Institute of Astronomical Research say this eclipse is rare, given how long it the moon remains in complete eclipse, which will last for more than 100 minutes. The maximum duration can go up a total of 110 minutes and will not be a danger to eyesight like a solar eclipse.
The Moon will appear today at 6:46 P.M. GMT local Egyptian time and the moon will begin to be covered by the shadow of the Earth at 7:24 P.M. This phase can not be observed with the naked eye, because the moon does not begin to eclipse fully until the sun's rays reach it at 8:15 P.M. and will continue to eclipse. It will peak at 10:13 P.M. when the moon will be at the centre of the Earth's shadow, making it very clear to the naked eye. The Eclipse will end at 12:02 P.M. and will be seen with great clarity in Central Asia, East Europe and most of Africa while the rest of the world will witness a partial lunar Eclipse.

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