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The lunar eclipse was seen all over the world as NASA announced its launching anniversary of Apollo 11: Science News



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The Stargazers have witnessed a partial eclipse of the Moon on the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 rocket.

Moon KPs

Key points:

  • A partial eclipse occurs when the Earth casts a shadow over half of the Moon, as the Sun, the Earth and the Moon align
  • There will be no other partial eclipse for about two years
  • Astronaut Apollo 11, Michael Collins, marked the precise moment: on July 16, 1969, at 9:32 in the morning, that his mission left for the first landing on the Moon.

The spectators gathered around the world to attend the event, which lasted about an hour.

Most of the time the Moon passes above or below the Earth's shadow, so a lunar eclipse is not seen every month.

A partial eclipse occurs when the Earth casts a shadow over half of the Moon, as the Sun, the Earth and the Moon align in what astronomers call "syzygy."

The Australian National University astronomer Brad Tucker says partial eclipses "are actually quite rare" and that there will be no other for about two years.

"Therefore, the next lunar eclipse of any type is 2021. We will get a couple of partials and a total, but 2020 will be a boring year," he said.

It emerged when the NASA space agency marked half a century since the Apollo 11 space flight mission on July 16, 1969, was launched at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

American astronaut Michael Collins, who remained in lunar orbit while Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed for their famous Moon Walk, passed the ######## Anniversary of the launching complex from the Kennedy Space Center 39A to Florida.

According to the invitation of NASA, Collins marked the precise moment – on July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m.: the Apollo 11 rocket left for the first landing of the Moon.

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