Darkest Lunar Eclipse of the Centurey to be viewed in Pakistan

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KARACHI: The metrological department says a lunar eclipse will be visible in Pakistan between Wednesday and Thursday night.
Sky watchers in the Eastern Hemisphere of Earth will witness an unusually long and the darkest Total Lunar Eclipse of this century on June 15, 2011 when the moon will appear 10,000 to 100,000 times dimmer. The event will be the first of the two lunar eclipses in 2011 and the third of all eclipses that occur throughout the year. It is a relatively rare central eclipse wherethe moon passes in front of the center of the Eartha€™s dark shadow slowly assuming a coppery red color.
MET office officials say that the eclipse, which will be visible across the country including Karachi, is scheduled to start on Wednesday night at 10:25 pm and end at 4:00 am on Thursday morning.
Pakistan MET office officials say that the eclipse, which will be visible across the country including Karachi, is scheduled to start on Wednesday night at 10:25 pm and end at 4:00 am on Thursday morning.
India the total lunar eclipse will begin at 00:52:30 IST and end at 02:32:42 IST. While the partial eclipse will begin at 23:52:56 IST and end at 03:32:15 IST..
This lunar eclipse can be seen in its entirety from western China, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Arabia and the eastern half of Africa. Scientists estimate the total phase of the eclipse will last for 50 to 100 minutes. The next total lunar eclipse of exceptional length will be on July 27, 2018 while the next darkest lunar eclipse will be visible after 47 years from now on, on June 6, 2058 .
So are you ready to stare and explore summer Milky Way during the darkest night of this June?

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