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Flag for French Polynesia November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

Max view in Gambier Islands
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 5:03 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Gambier Islands: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 3:15 AM

Maximum: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 5:03 AM

Ended: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 7:51 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 36 minutes

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November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Gambier Islands

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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
3:15 AM Nov 285:03 AM Nov 285:09 AM Nov 28
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Local times for eclipse in Gambier Islands on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

EventTime in Gambier IslandsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 28 at 3:15 AM306°Northwest21.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Gambier IslandsNov 28 at 5:03 AM293°West-northwest1.0°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Gambier Islands would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetNov 28 at 5:09 AM292°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 28 at 5:33 AM290°West-northwest5.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 28 at 7:51 AM280°West35.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Gambier Islands (GAMT – Gambier Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Gambier Islands

Eclipse Visibility from Gambier IslandsVisibility 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 4LunarTotal
Total
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Gambier Islands, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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