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People around the world watched the longest lunar eclipse of the year on June 15, 2011. It did not disappoint the people who got a chance to get it turn a bloody red. For those of you who missed it, videos and photographs are available.


A total lunar eclipse occurred on June 15, 2011. The totality of the lunar eclipse lasted 100 minutes, and it was a dramatic event to watch.

People in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia had good seats for the show, but those in North and Central America were left without tickets for the main event.

The story was reported by iTWire with the story 'Total lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011.'

It stated, 'The lunar eclipse begins at approximately 1724 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The eclipse is expected to last until 2300 GMT'”nearly six hours'”with the 'totality' of the lunar eclipse lasting for about 1.5 hour.'

For those of you who missed the show, check out the YouTube video:"Longest lunar eclipse is watched round the world as moon turns blood red."

And, for more on the story, please read the Time article 'Return of the Red Moon: The Show Skips North America.' It also includes a video and photographs of the event.

 

 

 

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William Atkins

William Atkins completed educational degrees in science (bachelor’s in physics and mathematics) from Illinois State University (Normal, United States) and business (master’s in entrepreneurship and bachelor’s in industrial relations) from Western Illinois University

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