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Flag for China June 4, 2012 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

Max view in Beijing
Monday, June 4, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Beijing: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Maximum: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Ended: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes


June 4, 2012 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Beijing

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Beijing. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:34 PM Jun 47:38 PM Jun 48:06 PM Jun 4
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Local times for eclipse in Beijing on Monday, June 4, 2012

EventTime in BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 4 at 4:48:11 PM95°East29.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 4 at 5:59:55 PM105°East-southeast16.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 4 at 7:03:13 PM114°East-southeast5.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJun 4 at 7:34:36 PM119°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in BeijingJun 4 at 7:38:41 PM120°East-southeast0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Beijing would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsJun 4 at 8:06:29 PM124°Southeast4.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 4 at 9:18:16 PM137°Southeast14.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Beijing (CST – China Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Beijing.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Beijing

Eclipse Visibility from BeijingVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Beijing, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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