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The shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kohawaii/6489194571/in/set-72157626423234210
Total Lunar Eclipse (December 10th, 2011)

Aloha!  Today is another beautiful day.  I'm very excited tonight......

total lunar eclipse can be visible from Hawaii, again.

 

According to the timeanddate.com, partial Eclipse will begin at 12:15 a.m. (Hawaii Time) and maximum total eclipse can be visible around 2:00 a.m.  Totality will last only 4 minutes of 43 seconds which makes it the shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st century!  

 

Another interesting fact about lunar eclipse is a Lunar Eclipse always takes place two weeks before or after a Solar Eclipse.   This means Solar and Lunar Eclipses come in pairs.  They say total Solar eclipse was visible in Norway on March 20, 2015.  You might be interested in this page which has some interesting facts about the April 4 2015 Total lunar eclipse.

 

Event UTC Time Time in Honolulu* Visible in Honolulu
Penumbral Eclipse begins Apr 4 at 9:01 AM Apr 3 at 11:01 PM Yes
Partial Eclipse begins Apr 4 at 10:15 AM Apr 4 at 12:15 AM Yes
Full Eclipse begins Apr 4 at 11:57 AM Apr 4 at 1:57 AM Yes
Maximum Eclipse Apr 4 at 12:00 Noon Apr 4 at 2:00 AM Yes
Full Eclipse ends Apr 4 at 12:02 PM Apr 4 at 2:02 AM Yes
Partial Eclipse ends Apr 4 at 1:44 PM Apr 4 at 3:44 AM Yes
Penumbral Eclipse ends Apr 4 at 2:59 PM Apr 4 at 4:59 AM

Yes

 

(From time and date .com)

 

Last time I took photos of the total lunar eclipse was back in December 2011.   Because it was around 4:30 a.m. , it was easy for me to wake up.  This time....total lunar eclipse will happen around 2:00 a.m. 

I am wondering if I should stay up till 2:00 a.m. or wake up earlier....let's see.  I hope I won't be tired after babysitting kids today.

 

Have a good Friday!

 

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