Total lunar eclipse on Feb 20: Live Science

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Washington, Feb 8: The world will get to see a total lunar eclipse on February 20, according to reports.

A report in Live Science stated that the eclipse would be visible wherever the moon is above the horizon during the time frame that the eclipse is taking places. It will turn out, North and South America and will be in excellent position for this sky show Europe, Africa and a part of western Asia, although the event will take place in hours just before sunrise in the morning of Feb. 21 for these regions. The moon will be situated in our sky, near the planet Saturn and the bright bluish star Regulus in the constellation of Leo, will be an additional feature of this phenomenon.

The effect will be to create a uniquely beautiful triangle in the sky consisting of the totally eclipsed moon, a bright planet visible from the naked eye, and one of the 21 brightest stars in the sky.

This will be the third total lunar eclipse within the past year. The previous two favored different parts of North America, but this one will be readily visible from start-to-finish across much of the continent, weather permitting.

The total phase will last 51-minutes and would begin at 10:01 p.m.


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