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Lunar eclipse in progress

partial lunar eclipse will be visible right across parts of the Americas, Asia and the Pacific tonight.

From about 10.15pm, the full moon will start to move into the earth’s shadow. Around 11.40pm, it will be at its furtherest point inside the shadow. The whole process will end at around 1am Sunday.

Stardome Observatory astronomer Grant Christie says any cloud tonight may not be a problem, as long as it is not too thick, as the full moon is quite bright. He says the entire Western Pacific will have a good view, as the moon will be high in the sky during mid-eclipse.



Zelda Wynn on 26/06/2010 10:20pm

High in the sky, the moon’s partial lunar eclipse looked beautiful. Clear skies above us as huge towering cumulus reared their heads in the West..

JohnGaul on 26/06/2010 12:29pm

Could see it through the cloud on the intitial phase but from after then cloud layers moving across fron the SW here too thick to observe.


Theresa on 26/06/2010 11:37am

Very cool to watch – First time that I can remember seeing a Lunar Eclipse 🙂
Nice clear sky in Auckland

sw on 26/06/2010 10:42am

Fortunately unlike the cloudy days of recent in Auckland its high and a clear ingress can be seen at the “bottom” of the moon,quite dark.

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