First Lunar Eclipse of 2010 To Occur on June 26

The first Lunar Eclipse of the year will occur on June 26 at 5:55 PM Korean time. Earlier this year the century’s longest Solar Eclipse also occurred and passed through India.

Partial Solar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth such that the earth blocks the sun’s rays from striking the moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. (cite: Wikipedia)

The Lunar eclipse will start in Korea on Saturday at 5:55PM and end at 11:21 PM, at around 8:38PM 54% of the lunar surface will be overshadowed by Earth.

The eclipse will be visible in Asia, Australia, Antarctica, parts of America and the Pacific Ocean. The eclipse will be visible in India only during the end part and will only be visible from extreme Northeastern parts of India like Assam.

The Partial Solar eclipse/Lunar Eclipse will be followed by a total Solar Eclipse on July 11 this year.

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