Tuesday, June 14, 2011

News for City planetarium readies for surreal moon show

The planetarium, which is now equipped with all the latest technologies, will install two 15 inch telescopes for visitors to enjoy the eclipse.
Lunar eclipse will start from 11.53 pm on Wednesday and end at 2.33 am on Thursday. Around midnight, the moon will be completely gulped by the shadow of earth.
The eclipse, the sun, moon and earth will align and the moon will pass through the earth's shadow, which is also called Umbra.
The longest and darkest total lunar eclipse of the century will occur today, giving sky enthusiasts all over the country an opportunity to witness the event. An unusually long lunar eclipse with the Moon immersed deeply inside the umbral (darker) shadow of the Earth will occur on Wednesday, Nehru Planetarium Director N Rathnasree said.

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