Watch a Partial Lunar Eclipse

Most of the Earth will see at least part of a Lunar Eclipse on November 28th.

“A penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on November 28, 2012, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2012.” ~Wiki

The full effect is centered nearly over the Pacific Islands.

Part of this eclipse is visible in most of North America, Europe and most of Africa.

The far East coast of North America, all of South America, the West coast of Africa and almost all of Antarctica will be  unable to see this 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 moonset occurring sometime after mid-eclipse. Eastern Canada and the USA will miss the eclipse entirely since it begins after moonset.” ~Time and Date

If you are in the viewing area, why not look for clear skies on November 28th and see all or part of this eclipse?

*If you live in the eclipse zone, you have a chance to see it
*Very family friendly
*Looking – no cost, use of optical equipment may incur costs


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4 Responses to Watch a Partial Lunar Eclipse

  1. Carolyn says:

    Interesting article!

  2. Pam Hoffman says:

    Thanks Carolyn! I like your site too.

    Pam Hoffman

  3. Hi. It is not a partial eclipse it is a penumbral eclipse. This means that the entire moon will be visible all of the time, but part of it will be a little less bright. Most people will not notice this change in brightness, but it is fun to watch it and it is easier with the naked eyes to see it than with bino or telescope.
    there will be some 4 full lunar eclipse in 2014/15 none visible from Israel :-(

  4. Pam Hoffman says:

    Thanks for the clarification Gadi. Not sure I’ve ever seen a penumbral lunar eclipse before.

    Will you get any solar eclipses there? Sometimes you must travel to see these things. Some friends and I went to Baja California to see the total solar eclipse in 1991. It was quite a trip!

    Pam Hoffman

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