Skip to comments.Full lunar eclipse visible Tuesday night across Israel
Posted on 05/04/2004 7:58:03 PM PDT by yonif
A full lunar eclipse, visible in the night sky across Israel, started at 9:48 P.M. and ended at 1:12 A.M.
At 9:48 P.M. it was possible to see the shadow of the Earth gradually start to creep across the surface of the moon.
At 10:52 P.M. the entire moon was hidden in the shadow of the Earth and will be visible only as a reddish-gray disc.
The height of the eclipse came at 11:30 P.M. and by eight minutes past midnight the Earth's shadow began to slide off the moon's surface.
By 1:12 A.M. the moon returned to its regular visible appearance.
A lunar eclipse can only occur at full moon, and only if the moon passes through some portion of the Earth's shadow.
During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks all direct sunlight from the moon.
Partial and total eclipses are easy to observe, even with the naked eye.
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