Total lunar eclipse, Purna Chandra Grahanam, will take place in Singapore on June 16, 2011. The eclipse begins on the evening of June 15 in India but will be visible in Singapore after midnight to early morning of June 16, 2011.
Even if you were not astronomy enthusiast, it’s a great moment you should enjoy! So are you going to watch Lunar Eclipse in Singapore? And, with whom? 😉
The time of lunar eclipse in Singapore is from 2:23 AM to 6:02 AM on June 16, 2011 .
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth so 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. Hence, there is always a full moon the night of a lunar eclipse. The type and length of an eclipse depend upon the Moon’s location relative to its orbital nodes.
Check out this video for last year’s Lunar Eclipse: