Moon Over Madagascar

A total lunar eclipse is expected on 15 June 2011, with Madagascar being an ideal place to view it.

Lunar Eclipses occur when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon. A Total Lunar Eclipse occurs at night and can be seen from the entire night side of the Earth and looks the same to everyone. A Total Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon are in perfect or near perfect aligment. The Moon passes behind the Earth and goes into Earth’s umbra shadow – the Earth is now between the Sun and Moon and blocks sunlight directly reaching the Moons suface. A Total Lunar Eclipse can only occur when there is a Full Moon.

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