15 Jun '11, 7am

New blog post: The moon will turn red tonight

New blog post: The moon will turn red tonight

There will be a lunar eclipse tonight. But this is not your usual lunar eclipse. Tonight’s lunar eclipse is relatively rare . It’s the type of lunar eclipse where the center point of Earth’s shadow is on the disk. This will make the moon look red in colour due to the refraction of sunlight by Earth’s atmosphere. Yes, the moon will turn red tonight. In some folklore, this is supposed to be a bad omen. But well, don’t think anything is going to happen. Right? *Fingers crossed* Asia is going to be one of the best place to view tonight’s lunar eclipse. The Science Centre is having a Red Moon Spectacle Event tonight at the Omni-Theatre. Here’s the Eclipse Phases and Timings taken from Science Centre website. (all timing in Singapore Time) 1:22am – Penumbral phase – The Moon enters the outer edge of Earth’s Shadow (penumbra). This shadow maybe light and not very obvious. 2:22am ...

Full article: http://blog.dk.sg/2011/06/15/the-moon-will-turn-red-tonight/

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