|June 26, 2010: The partial lunar eclipse as it set over Boise, Idaho and the distant Owyhee Mountains on Saturday morning. Photo credit: Jared Aicher via spaceweather.com|
|This map shows where the June 26, 2010 eclipse was most visible throughout the world.|
During a lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks out some of the sun's rays that would normally reach the moon.
The eclipse started at 10:17 Universal Time (6:17am Eastern Time) and lasted for almost 3 hours. At maximum eclipse, 53.7% of the moon was covered by the earth's shadow.
Saturday morning's celestial event was the first of two lunar eclipses in 2010; the next will be a total lunar eclipse, visible over North and South America on December 21, 2010. There will be a total solar eclipse over the South Pacific on July 11, 2010.
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