1 Vietnam hosted the afternoon super eclipse on Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:12 pm
According to Dang Duy Tuan, Chairman of the Astronomy Club Amateur Ho Chi Minh City (HAAC), the maximum of the eclipse took place today at 18h03 Vietnam hourly.
"At that time, 37% of the lunar surface will be covered. The time of eclipse is started at 17 pm, when the moon is still below the horizon," said Tuan Duy.
However, Duy Dang Tuan said that due to unfavorable conditions, Vietnam should the observer to miss the start of the eclipse phase, it was about 13 minutes after the maximum phase at 18h03, protruding from the new moon horizon for HCMC. Also in Hanoi, viewers have to wait until the new 18h38 observed this phenomenon. Eclipse ends at 19h06.
Eclipse is a phenomenon occurs when the moon goes into alignment with the earth and the sun should be obscured by the shadow of the earth.
The lunar eclipse today occurred at the Moon approached the Earth on the orbit, so it is called. North and South America will see super lunar eclipse before dawn. But people in Australia, some regions in East Asia and the Pacific islands in the eclipse observations after sunset.
Mark Hammergren - a scientist of the Adler Astronomy Center in the city of Chicago, USA - says lunar eclipse coincides with the ultra rare phenomenon. "Super lunar eclipse occurs only once in the period from 10 to 12 years," he said.
After this phenomenon, 6/6, an astronomical phenomenon most anticipated of the year is Venus passing the sun. Have to wait 105 years, this new phenomenon repeated. This phenomenon will last for 6h40 and all over the world can observe.
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