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Partial lunar eclipse in 50 years after Apollo's departure 11



There will be a partial lunar eclipse on this evening, which will be visible at 21.01 hours and will peak at 10.30 pm and end at 1.20 pm.
This phenomenon occurs when the moon is covered by shadows of Earth, which occurs twice a year and will be visible in Portugal and throughout Europe as well as in various parts of the world.

The solar eclipse takes place on the day that marks the 50th anniversary of the departure of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. On July 16, 1969, the spacecraft Apollo 11 of Cape Canaveral, which started operations on the Saturn V Rocket was transported The most powerful launcher ever built. On board were the astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Thousands of people gathered at the launch site, including around 3,000 journalists from 56 countries. At home, 530 million people saw it on television.

On the 20th, the astronauts disembarked at 8:1

7 pm (Florida time) south of the Sea of ​​Tranquility. Neil Armstrong enters the moon and says the sentence that will go down in history: "A small step for man, a giant leap for humanity."
Since that day, five more successful manned missions have been conducted with 12 astronauts. of which only four are still alive.

Since 1972, no human enters the moon. The next manned lunar project, projected by NASA, is scheduled for 2024. Other countries participating in the space race, a permanent human base on the moon.


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