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The full lunar eclipse on December 10, 2011, had thousands of Mumbaiites flocking to their terraces to witness the celestial phenomenon.

The Sun, Earth and moon aligned themselves in a straight line causing the Earth's shadow to fall over the entire surface of the moon, between 7.36 pm and 8.27 pm.

The total lunar eclipse witnessed in the city on Saturday night.
The next total lunar eclipse will occur on August 7, 2017

Programme Coordinator Nehru Planetarium Suhas Naik-Satam said, "During this total lunar eclipse, the whole surface of the moon was covered with the Earth's shadow, because of which the moon appeared copper red."

"This phenomenon took place last year on June 15, however, due to the monsoon, Mumbaiites missed out on a view," said Jatin Rathod, astronomy lecturer at Nehru Planetarium.

The next total lunar eclipse will take place in six years on August 7, 2017.

K R Chaure, a teacher at Adarsh Vidya Mandir took a group of 80 students to the planetarium. "The students were very excited to see the 'red moon' something that they have learnt in class," he said.

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