The most recent total lunar eclipse also known as a "central lunar eclipse" took place June 15th, 2011. This lunar eclipse is the first of two that will take place in 2011. The second is slated for December 10th, 2011. This was a relatively rare event
in which the center point of Earth's shadow passes across the Moon. The
last time a lunar eclipse was closer to the center of the earth's
shadow was on July 16, 2000. The next central total lunar eclipse will be on July 27, 2018. The eclipse was visible rising over South America , western Africa, and Europe, and setting over eastern Asia. In western Asia, Australia and the Philippines, the lunar eclipse was visible just before sunrise. Get ready because the December lunar eclipse will be visible from all of Asia and Australia, seen as rising over eastern Europe, and setting over northwest North America.