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Total lunar eclipse to occur today

, December 10, 2011, 0 Comments

December 10, 2011 – New Delhi : A total lunar eclipse, will occur today, giving sky lovers all over the country an opportunity to witness the celestial event. This will be the last eclipse of the year. The entire event will last for nearly five hours. The maximum eclipse will be at 20:01:50 IST.

Eclipse Timing
The eclipse begins at 5.02 pm and ends at 11.02 pm. The noticeable Umbra phase begins at 6.15 pm and ends at 9.48 pm. The total phase begins at 7.36 pm and ends at 8.28 pm.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth in course of its orbit around the Sun, comes between the Moon and Sun in such a way that Moon is hidden in the shadow cast by Earth.