First Lunar Eclipse of 2010: Tailor-Made for 'Twilight' Fans
Eclipse Fans to see Real Lunar Eclipse
Fans of the Twilight saga (and fans of the Moon) will get to see a partial lunar eclipse on June 26, the first of 2010. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, east Asia and the Pacific. You'll be able to see the lunar eclipse close to Moonset (3:17am PDT, 6:17am EDT), as the moon gets close to the horizon. East Asian and Australian viewers will see the eclipse at Moonrise.
'Moon Illusion' Makes for Huge Eclipse
Since the eclipse takes place near the horizon, the "Moon Illusion" will make the moon seem larger. Just over half of the Moon will be obscured.
Lunar Eclipse Coincides with Sparkly Eclipse
The third film in the Twilight saga, Eclipse, hits cinemas on June 30, and Summit Entertainment is hyping it by hosting moonlight outdoor screenings to coincide with the real-life lunar eclipse.
This is a partial lunar eclipse, so the Moon won't become entirely invisible as the Earth's shadow passes over its cold, rocky surface. The next lunar eclipse takes place on December 21, 2010, and it promises to be a full eclipse.
The outdoor showings, organised by Summit Entertainment, will take place in cities across the U.S., including Dallas, Texas, Miami, Florida and San Diego, California, as well as Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.