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Lunar eclipse together at INAF

Where: Italia
When: 07/27/2018

On 27 July, the longest lunar eclipse of the century will be visible in the Italian sky: it will last totally more than 100 minutes. 

The Moon will rise a few minutes before 21.00. The totality will occur between 21.30 and 23.13, while the maximum obscuration will be at 22.22. 

After leaving the totality stage, the Moon will cross the twilight cone to emerge definitively and mark the end of the eclipse at 1:30 am on 28 July. 

It will be possible to observe the astronomic event with the astronomers of the National Institute of Astrophysics in several Italian premises. On this occasion, the National Institute of Astrophysics-INAF has scheduled a number of initiatives related to the eclipse. 

The events are organized by the Observatory of Astrophysics and Space Science of Bologna, the Astronomic Observatory of Cagliari, the Astrophysics Observatory of Catania, the Astronomic Observatory of Capodimonte in Naples, the Astronomic Observatory of Padua and the Astronomic Observatory of Rome. 

The full programma is available on the interactive map reported on the web page dedicated to this event.

Publication date 07/25/2018
Source INAF