Three more days, precisely on Thursday (6/16/2011) early days, a total eclipse of the Moon will occur and can be witnessed in Indonesia. The eclipse will begin at 0:25 pm and ends at 5:59 pm. Based on the publication of NASA, the totality or the condition when the Moon is not visible at all will last for 100 minutes, from 02:22 o'clock pm until around 4:02 pm.

Total eclipse of the Moon this time can be witnessed in Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, and Asia, including Indonesia. Eastern Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Western Australia can watch the entire eclipse phase. In Indonesia, the region is the same luck Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Nusa Tenggara and parts.

Observers in Europe will lose the initial stages of the eclipse because it occurs during the stage before the moon. While observers in eastern Asia, eastern Australia, and New Zealand will miss the final stages of the eclipse because the Moon at that stage was sinking. Region North America are less fortunate because it could not watch the whole of this eclipse.

The duration of totality of this eclipse will be one of the longest in 100 years. In the publication, Saturday (06/11/2011), the totality of the eclipse can match occurred on the July 16, 1935 for 101 minutes, 6 July 1982, and July 16, 2000 for 107 minutes. The totality of the long eclipse is expected to occur on July 27, 2018 for 106 minutes.

Moon eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and moon occur in a straight line where the Earth is between the Sun and Moon. Unlike eclipses of the Sun, Moon eclipse safely watched with the naked eye without the need for a protector. However, due to happen at midnight, observers suggested a break first.

Related to this total eclipse of the Moon, an amateur astronomer Ma'rufin Sudibyo in his Facebook page telling of the event "Total Moon Eclipse Watching Together June 16, 2011" begins at 1:23 pm. The event was held at Masjid Asy-Syifa in complex Gombong Muhammadiyah Hospital, Central Java.

Before observation, Ma'rufin also will deliver a review entitled "Inside The total eclipse of the Moon June 16, 2011 and Ramadan and Simulation of a 1 Syawal 1432 H/2011". While the eclipse prayer will also be held before the dawn. Telescope with a camera and connect the display and an internal TV will be used so that the observer can see without having to scramble telescope.

Bosscha Observatory will also leverage the momentum of a total eclipse of the Moon is to make observations. However, until now there is no plan to hold a watch with a telescope such as the eclipse of the Moon before considering the time of the eclipse which occurred early in the day it is definitely very cool in Lembang, Bandung.

Total Lunar Eclipse


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