Triple Eclipse: Three Lunar, Solar Eclipses in June and July

2 June, 2011 at 11:24 | Posted in Nature, Science | Leave a comment
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By Andrés Córdova
Epoch Times Staff

A rare celestial coincidence will cross our skies over the next two months—two partial solar eclipses one month apart with a total lunar eclipse exactly halfway between.

The first eclipse will be an unusual “midnight” partial solar eclipse that begins on June 2, but ends the previous day on June 1 after crossing the International Date Line. It will first be visible early morning in Siberia and northern China, then from Scandinavia and Russia around midnight, advancing across the Arctic and ending early evening in northeastern Canada on June 1.

Next, the midway total lunar eclipse will happen on June 15. It will appear when the moon rises in South America and Europe, and will be visible in Africa, the Middle East and southwestern Asia, as well as eastern Asia and Australia when its sets. It will not be visible in North America.

Last but not least, there will be another partial solar eclipse on July 1, exactly one month after the first one. This one will only be visible from the Southern Ocean when the sun appears above the Antarctic horizon, meaning it is unlikely anyone will even catch a glimpse of it.

Read more: Triple Eclipse: Three Lunar, Solar Eclipses in June and July | Science | Epoch Times


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