12 Jun '11, 12am

Calling all astronomy fans: 'Unusually long' total lunar eclipse set to take place on Jun 16, 1.24am

This March 4, 2007 file photo shows a full moon eclipsed by the earth's shadow. This year's first total eclipse of the moon will last unusually long, a rare celestial treat for a wide swath of the globe. -- PHOTO: AP LOS ANGELES - THE year's first total eclipse of the moon, set to take place in Singapore on Jun 16 at 1.24am, will last an unusually long time, a rare celestial treat for a wide swath of the globe. Except if you're in the United States and Canada. North America will be left out of Wednesday's lunar spectacle, which will be visible from start to finish from eastern Africa, central Asia, the Middle East and western Australia - weather permitting. The period when Earth's shadow completely blocks the moon - known as totality - will last a whopping 1 hour and 40 minutes. The last time the moon was covered for this long was in July 2000, when it lasted 7 minutes lon...

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