Thursday, June 16, 2011

Total Lunar Eclipse in the Kingdom...

Last night on the15th of June 2011, Bahrain have witnessed a beautiful Lunar Eclipse at around 9 pm up to approximately 12.30 am... The eclipse lasted for more than 100 minutes in parts of Asia, Europe and Africa making it the longest since 2000 and one of the longest on record, according to NASA.

The Eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth so that the earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon. 

So, I couldn't help but share some of the photos... :)

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