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Solar Eclipses in Charleston, South Carolina

Posted By @ Apr 10th 2014 12:19pm In: News From Charleston Metro Homes

According to international time UTC, a lunar eclipse will occur on april 15, 2014 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in United States from which the eclipse could be visible (note that the following is a short list of some of the main cities, the eclipse may be visible from other cities not listed here). The date and local time of the event shown below.

Total lunar eclipses always occur at full moon when the moon is behind the Earth from the sun and the Earth’s long shadow is cast upon the moon. During the penumbral phase of a lunar eclipse, the moon enters a region of partial shadowing and is darkened somewhat.

This begins at 9:55 p.m. on Monday evening. At 10:59, the moon enters the Earth’s umbra where there is complete shadowing. The moon gets progressively darker as it moves deeper into the umbra. The moon becomes fully eclipsed at 12:07 a.m. Tuesday, and eclipse maximum is at 12:46.

Theoretically, the moon should disappear from sight during totality, but that rarely happens. Instead the moon becomes a gorgeous copper color due to sunlight being scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere and somewhat focused on the moon.

The moon starts to leave totality at 1:25 a.m. and fully leaves the umbral shadow at 2:33. The eclipse ends at 3:37 when the moon leaves the Earth’s penumbral shadow.

This is a must see event. The next similar lunar eclipse will not be until Jan. 21, 2019.

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