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Flag for Japan April 26, 2013 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Niigata, Japan

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Friday, April 26, 2013 at 4:41 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Niigata: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 3:03 AM

Maximum: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:41 AM

Ended: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 8 minutes


April 26, 2013 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Niigata

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

3:03 AM Apr 264:41 AM Apr 264:51 AM Apr 26
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Local times for eclipse in Niigata on Friday, April 26, 2013

EventTime in NiigataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 26 at 3:03:40 AM234°Southwest17.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in NiigataApr 26 at 4:41:18 AM250°West-southwest1.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Niigata would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetApr 26 at 4:51:40 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 26 at 4:54:07 AM252°West-southwest0.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 26 at 5:07:31 AM254°West-southwest2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 26 at 5:21:03 AM256°West-southwest6.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 26 at 7:11:24 AM271°West26.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Niigata (JST – Japan Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Niigata

Eclipse Visibility From NiigataVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 2SolarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarPartial
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPartial
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Niigata, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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