Photos – Partial Lunar Eclipse June 4, 2012

 The partial lunar eclipse at 08:03 pm. This photo was taken at the Balai Cerap Selangor

It was cloudy tonight so I could not see the partial lunar eclipse from my house.

Anyway here are some photos of the partial lunar eclipse taken at the Balai Cerap Selangor and posted on National Planetarium’s site.

The partial lunar eclipse at 08:01 pm as seen at the Balai Cerap Selangor.
The partial lunar eclipse at 08:o6 pm as seen at the Balai Cerap Selangor.

Partial Lunar Eclipse June 4, 2012

Tonight there is going to be a partial lunar eclipse.

The partial lunar eclipse can be seen in West Malaysia from 8:00 to 10:00 pm tonight.

I hope that it will be raining in Kuala Lumpur this evening so that the sky won’t be cloudy tonight.

If  the sky is cloudy, we’ll not be able to see the moon; which means we’ll not be able to the partial lunar eclipse.

I could not see the June 16, 2011 total lunar eclipse because the sky was too cloudy.

Please click here for the photos of June 4, 2012 partial lunar eclipse.

Beautiful Photos Of Eclipse From Around The World

Residents look at the moon during a partial lunar eclipse under the Roman pillars of the Temple of Hercules in Amman June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
A partial lunar eclipse is seen over the village of Zejtun, lit up for its parish church feast of Saint Catherine, in the south of Malta June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
The moon is seen behind the wall of Damascus gate in Jerusalem Old City during a total lunar eclipse June 15, 2011. The image projected onto the wall is part of the Jerusalem Festival of Lights. REUTERS/Nir Elias
A partial lunar eclipse is seen over the skies of Belgrade June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
A partially eclipsed moon rises on the sky over Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The total lunar eclipse was visible throughout most parts of Europe on Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
A lunar eclipse is seen over the Atomium in Brussels, early Thursday, June 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert).
The earth casts its shadow over the moon during a total lunar eclipse seen from behind the Pantheon of Freedom sculpture, featuring a torch, at Three Powers Square in downtown Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Residents look at the moon during a partial lunar eclipse under the Roman pillars of the Temple of Hercules in Amman June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
The moon is seen behind an illuminated cross of Ayios Nickolaos church during a lunar eclipse over Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias).
The moon is seen behind the wall of Damascus gate in Jerusalem old city during a total lunar eclipse June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Nir Elias
The Earth completely casts its shadow over the moon in a total lunar eclipse as seen in Manila, Philippines before dawn Thursday June 16, 2011. The total lunar eclipse was also visible in most parts of Asia. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez).
The moon turns red during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Skopje, Macedonia, on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski).

AP News said that Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it blood red for some viewers.

Astronomical calculations confirm that it would be one of the two longest total lunar eclipses of the century.

A total of 85 total lunar eclipses, according to the scientists, will be taking place this century of which the longest total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, 2018.

Partial Lunar Eclipse

Lunar means moon.

There was a partial lunar eclipse early this morning.

Lunar eclipse happens when the Earth block the Moon from the Sun.

It happens when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are in straight line or  almost; with the Earth in the middle.

Partial Lunar eclipse happens when only a part of the moon is blocked by the Earth.

If the whole Moon is blocked by the Earth, a total lunar eclipse happens.

This is a picture that I made using the Microsoft PowerPoint to show how lunar eclipse happens.

This lunar eclipse was very special because it happens on the first day of the new year and at the same time with the blue moon!

I watched the blue moon but I could not see the eclipse.

I went out side at 1:41 am and again at 2:00 am but I only saw the full moon in the sky.

I think I’ll to watch another lunar eclipse.