Sunday, December 11, 2011

Catching The Lunar Eclipse 2011

Posted by Hashim Abd Ghani On 10:22 PM

KUALA TERENGGANU, Dec 10 – The observation of the full lunar eclipse was not possible due to heavy cloud throughout the eastern states of Malaysia.

"Eclipse on the evening begins with a full phase of the penumbra at 7:34 pm (local time), but the effect was not observed eclipse as the moon shadows across the earth, the less dark penumbra. 

Director of the National Planetarium, Azreena Ahmad claimed that, a lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon and when it passes the Earth's shadow. "Eclipse is evident when the moon enters the Earth umbra shadow starting at 8:46 pm to the maximum eclipse at 10:32 tonight. "Moon will come out of the earth umbra shadow at 10:57 pm and completely out at 12:18 midnight tonight," he said.

The images of full lunar eclipse  was recorded in Johor Bahru.

Recorded by Weekly / Raja Jaafar Ali

This total lunar eclipse, which occurs when Earth gets directly between the moon and the sun, will be the last of its kind until April 2014.

Alan Boyle writes : The best seats in the house for today's spectacular were in Asia. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is positioned just right in its orbit to pass through Earth's shadow. Today, that occurred when Asia and the Pacific were facing right at the moon. Other regions of the world, including some areas of Europe and the western U.S. and Canada, could catch at least part of the show before sunrise or after sunset. Here's a sampling of the snapshots:

Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP
This photo combination shows the different stages of 
the moon during Saturday's lunar eclipse as seen from 
the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

Julie Jacobson / AP
A lunar eclipse is seen framed within Turret Arch at
 Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, on Dec. 10.

Koji Sasahara / AP
The moon turns red as the earth passes between
 the moon and the sun during the total lunar eclipse, 
as seen from Tokyo.



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