Photo of the week – Total eclipse of the Moon 15. June 2011
I knew there was going to be the total eclipse of the Moon on the 15th June 2011 after I saw it accidentally on TV (which I almost never watch.) But then on that day, I was playing ping pong with my mom and my cousin and totally forgot about it.
On the way home at 21.35, I just saw the Moon again by accident. It was reddish, not yellow, not white. The colour is due to the atmosphere and the reflection of the light from the Earth.
The total eclipse of the Moon was visible just by eye very clearly. With its 101 minutes, it was the longest total lunar eclipse since the year 2000 and the 5th longest one of the 21st century (with the longest one on the 27th July 2018 and its 104 minutes).
The total eclipse of the Moon could be seen almost from the whole Northern hemisphere, except the Northern America, with some places giving the possibility of seeing it for less than its full 101 minutes.