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Flag for Cook Islands November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Rarotonga: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Maximum: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Ended: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 6:51 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 36 minutes

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November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
2:15 AM Nov 284:33 AM Nov 285:55 AM Nov 28
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 28 at 2:15 AM325°Northwest39.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseNov 28 at 4:33 AM301°West-northwest16.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetNov 28 at 5:55 AM292°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 28 at 6:51 AM288°West-northwest12.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Rarotonga (CKT – Cook Island Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Rarotonga

Eclipse Visibility from RarotongaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
Total
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
Annular
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
Partial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rarotonga, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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