Total Lunar Eclipse 2011-06-15

A total lunar eclipse took place on June 15, 2011. This was a relatively rare central lunar eclipse, in which the center point of Earth's shadow passes across the Moon.



The path of the Lunar Eclipse of June 15th, 2011. Image credit: Tom Ruen / Wikipedia


The eclipse was visible all over Europe and in several other parts of the world. The path of the lunar eclipse is shown bellow.



Visibility map of the Lunar Eclipse of June 15th, 2011. Image credit: Fred Espenak / NASA / Wikipedia


Pictures have been taken all over Europe. We present you some of them bellow. Fortunately, this time the weather has cooperated with all interested observers. The eclipse schedule also allowed children all over Europe to observe the eclipse with their parents.



The Total Lunar Eclipse of June 15th, 2011, in Algarve. Image credit: Alexandre Costa
 

A close-up of the Total Lunar Eclipse of June 15th, 2011, in Algarve. Image credit: Alexandre Costa
 

The Total Lunar Eclipse of June 15th, 2011, in The Czech Republic. Image credit: Wespecz/Wikipedia
 

A close-up of the Total Lunar Eclipse of June 15th, 2011, in Montalbán de Cordoba, Spain. Image credit: Hameryko/Wikipedia.
 

A close-up of the Total Lunar Eclipse of June 15th, 2011, in Malta. Image credit: Leonard E. Mercer.
 

A close-up of the Total Lunar Eclipse of June 15th, 2011, in Hungary. Image credit: Gestrgangleri/Wikipedia.
 

A close-up of the Total Lunar Eclipse of June 15th, 2011, in Pisa, Italy. Image credit: @UgoRom via Twitter

 

This eclipse was the first of two such eclipses in 2011. The second will occur on December 10, 2011.