It’s 10th December 2011 and the world once again witness the phenomenon of the world of the outer space. Subhanallah – God is Almighty with all the wonders and spectacular phenomenons far from the fathoming of the mortals’ minds, don’t you think? A lunar eclipse with blood-red hue on the moon occurs when the Earth passes through the moon and the sun, leaving the moon in total shadow.
The beginning phase. About 9.15 P.M. (Mak was excitedly suggesting me to watch this!)
Why is the blood-red colour? According to various statements issued by NASA and all the astronomy aficionados that I can find, they said it was because of the dusty air surrounding our planet becomes reddens and when the light of the sun comes to them, the light has been reflected, and that makes the dark side behind the Earth immerses with sunset-red glow.
Around 9.25 P.M. The earth is beginning to eclipse the moon.
Anyway, I managed to capture a few pictures using my cheap NIKON 8 megapixels camera and I guess I have to be happy with that. At least, I managed to capture historical moment with this cheap camera, no? Hahahaa!
Around 9.40 P.M.
I’ve been having academic discussion, too in my Facebook as I found out that there are several people in my list who had been trying to make eggs ‘stands up’ during the occurrence of this eclipse and instantaneously, my scientific instinct questions and curious. Posed a status and I’ve been gaining few good feedbacks from acquaintances and friends and I managed to scout some useful websites, too. Apparently, there have been quite few debates about this phenomenon of “eggs standing up” during the occurrence of equinox/eclipses. Yes, simple explanation is that it is due to strong gravitational force of the moon, right?
The blood-red moon. Subhanallah! Circa 10.10 P.M
But some claims that, eggs can actually stands up ANYWHERE and ANY TIME due to the fact that eggs have ‘tiny little bumps in the shell’ serving as tool to support them to ‘stand up’ (according to site http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/egg_spin.html); nonetheless according to another site which is http://www.allanstime.com/UnifiedFieldTheory/egg/index.html, it has been suggested that eggs are ‘prone’ to stand up during equinox/eclipse because the position of earth to tilt circa 23 degree of axis contributes to the distribution of electrons in the eggs to easily giving full supportive system to the structure of the eggs!
Around 10.25 P.M.
Well, whatever it is, surely it’s a miracle and wondrous wonder of ALLAH SWT. Subhanallah, I say!