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Sri Lanka to experience first Lunar Eclipse for 2011

Jun 10, 2011 11:59:20 AM - news.lk

Sri Lanka will experience its first lunar eclipse for this year on June 15 from 10.54 pm, Planetarium sources said.

This lunar eclipse will begin at 10.54 pm on June 15 and it will end on 4.30 am on June 16. The total eclipse begins at 12.52 am on June 16 and the point of greatest eclipse occurs at 1.42 am A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth so that the earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon.