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A total Lunar Eclipse tomorrow

Dec 20, 2010 4:16:04 AM - itnnews.lk

Dr. Chandana Jayaratne, consultant on Astronomy to the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies has said that a total lunar eclipse that will occur tomorrow will not be visible to Sri Lanka.

He said that it will be visible to the U.S, Iceland, Western Europe, Western Africa, China and Japan as a total eclipse. It will begin at 10.59 am Sri Lankan time and reach its climax at 1.49pm while it will come to an end at 4.35pm. He said that the eclipse will not be visible to Sri Lanka as it occurs during day time. He said that two major eclipses will occur in 2011. The first one that occurs on 15th June will be clearly visible to Sri Lanka for one hour and 41 minutes.