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Flag for Samoa November 29, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Apia, Samoa

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Apia: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Maximum: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Ended: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 36 minutes


November 29, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Apia

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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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

2:15 AM Nov 294:33 AM Nov 296:51 AM Nov 29
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Local times for eclipse in Apia on Thursday, November 29, 2012

EventTime in ApiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 29 at 2:15:00 AM335°North-northwest51.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseNov 29 at 4:33:01 AM304°Northwest29.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 29 at 6:51:00 AM292°West-northwest1.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Apia (WST – West Samoa Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Apia

Eclipse Visibility from ApiaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 15LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
2019Jul 3SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Apia, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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