Total lunar eclipse tonight, but not visible in US
The Earth casts its shadow over the moon in a Total Lunar Eclipse as seen in Manila, Philippines before dawn Thursday June 16, 2011. The total lunar eclipse was visible in most parts of Asia. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
June 15, 2011 1:21:02 PM PDT
By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer
LOS ANGELES - June 15, 2011 --
The year's first total eclipse of the moon will last an unusually long time, a rare celestial treat for a wide swath of the globe.