ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Dec. 10) – Tonight the sky-gazers will have another chance to see the total lunar eclipse of 2011. The first one was happened on June 15 this year that was also the longest lunar eclipse during the past 11 years and continued for around 100 minutes and was visible in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
|Total Lunar Eclipse (Dec. 10, 2011): Visibility in Pakistan|
According to the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the today’s lunar eclipse will start at 5:46 Pakistan Standard Time (PST) with the total eclipse beginning at 7:06 pm. At about 7:32 pm, the moon will be completely under the earth’s shadow and remain in total dark for almost 50 minutes until 8:22 pm before coming to an end by 9:18 pm.
The lunar eclipse will remain visible for about 50 minutes throughout the country; including Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana and Sanghar districts in Sindh province while in Punjab it will be visible in Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi and almost the whole country subject to weather conditions.
The cloudy weather can temper the visibility of this spectacular scenery as the total lunar eclipse is expected to be accompanied with a range of breathtaking colors embellishing the sky that mostly will remain reddish.
The total lunar eclipse spanned over almost 107 minutes was observed almost 11 year back in 2000.
Here's a listing of scheduled eclipse webcasts. Some of these links might be duds, due to cloudy weather, technical glitches or plug-in requirements. But let's hope that at least a few will serve up a good show:
AstroNation: German-language website plans to put up webcam views.
Eclipse Chasers Athenaeum: Ustream video served up by New Delhi group.
Sky-Live.TV: Eclipse coverage from the Canary Islands.
SWAN Siliguri: Webcast by the Sky Watchers Association of North Bengal.
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