Sunday, December 11, 2011

Year's Last moon eclipse observed in Pakistan

KARACHI: According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, the partial eclipse began at 5.45pm while the eclipse ended at 9.17pm. The totality of the eclipse — the period of the total eclipse — lasted 51 minutes, starting at 7.06pm. 

Moon eclipse occurs when earth casts its Shadow over moon
It was an awe-inspiring sight to see the moon turn a shade somewhere between copper and orange. An eclipse is of course caused when the moon passes behind the earth, which blocks the sun’s rays. 

Clear skies over Karachi ensured that stargazers of the city could catch the eclipse without hindrance, as opposed to June’s event, which was something of a disappointment due to heavy cloud cover.

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