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Total Lunar Eclipse

Today there is a total lunar Eclipse, during which the Earth casts its shadow over the Moon, it will be the first lunar eclipse of 2011 and the longest in nearly 11 years.

The terrestrial shadow starts to fall at 1724 GMT and lifts at 2300 GMT, although “totality” – when the lunar face is completely covered – runs from 1922 to 2102 GMT.
The 100-minute period of totality is the longest since July 2000 and The entire event will be seen from the eastern half of Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and western Australia,” However Observers throughout Europe will miss the early stages of the eclipse because it occurs before moonrise. Fortunately, totality will be seen throughout the continent except for northern Scotland and northern Scandinavia.

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Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin

This is another exciting crime thriller by Ian Rankin, which is on my “To-Read” list. It starts when Detective Inspector John Rebus is called to investigate the death of an Edinburgh Drug Addict who is found spread-eagled in his squat, between two burned down candles and a five-pointed star.

Rebus is convinced that there is more to this case than just another dead addict , But in order to solve the crime he has to tackle the Indifference, treachery deciet and sleaze rife behind the Facade of the Edinburgh familliar to tourists.

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The Hanging Garden by Ian Rankin

Having read both “Exit Wounds” and “Doors Open” by Ian Rankin I would also like to read this Exciting crime thriller. It features Detective Inspector John Rebus, who is on the trail of a World War II criminal, until  a running battle between two rival gangs on the Streets of Edinburgh forces him to intervene.

A Chechen gangster is running prostitutes out of Bosnia via a Glaswegian upstart named Tommy Telford, who is muscling in on Edinburgh territory and when Rebus’ own daughter is involved in a hit and run, he sets out to bring Tommy Telford down once-and-for-all.