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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lunar eclipse on November 28, 2012

Tomorrow is the second of two lunar eclipses in 2012

A penumbral lunar eclipse on November 28, 2012, will be the last eclipse of the year. People in Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and most of Asia can see the eclipse.

Can I see the eclipse?
To catch the entire event, one must be in Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, or east Asia. Observers in western Canada and the USA can also see the eclipse, with the mo
onset occurring sometime after mid-eclipse. Eastern Canada and the USA will miss the eclipse entirely since it begins after moonset.

When will the eclipse occur?
Here are the key times for the lunar eclipse:
  • Penumbral eclipse starts – 12:14:58 UT
  • Greatest eclipse – 14:33:00 UT
  • Penumbral eclipse ends - 16:51:02 UT
This eclipse will have a magnitude of 0.9155. The start of the eclipse will not be visible to the naked eye. For about 30 minutes before and after the eclipse’s maximum, a light grey shading will be seen along the moon’s northern limb.

Time zone converter
The World Clock’s Time Zone Converter helps you find when the eclipse will occur in your local time. Universal Time (UT), a timescale based on the Earth’s rotation, is about 0.65 seconds behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) during most of November 2012. UTC is in the time zone converter.

Other eclipses in 2012
The penumbral lunar eclipse is one of 4 eclipses in 2012. Other eclipses for the year are:
Note:  Eclipse information courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and P. Harrington, author of Eclipse! The What, Where, When, Why & How Guide to Watching Solar and Lunar Eclipses.

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