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When the moon disappeared from the night sky
People gaze at the dark sky Wednesday to watch the second longest lunar eclipse of the century
- By Mahmood Saberi, Senior Reporter
- Published: 23:20 June 15, 2011
- The eclipse started at 10.30pm and within a few minutes half of the Moon disappeared. The bright ball in the sky started turning black from its lower bottom end and looked like someone had taken a huge bite out of it. A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth lines up directly between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the Sun’s rays and casting a shadow on the Moon.
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