“This first central lunar eclipse since June 15, 2011 will be visible from any place in Senegal. This phenomenon (…) will last 3 hours and 53 minutes, the longest lunar eclipse we will see in the 21st century, “said Gaye.
The eclipse will take place from 19:35 to 23:28 minutes, for a duration of 3 hours 53 minutes in Dakar. Moreover, it will be visible 2 minutes after the beginning in the localities of Thiénaba (west), Podor (north) and Sokone (center-west).
“It will be a record, because the moon will be particularly far from the earth (406,543,217 kilometers). Now, the further our satellite is from us, the slower its orbital speed, the longer it takes to get through the shadows of our planet, “said the astronomer, a geneticist and a specialist in research administration.