The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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.
Local times for eclipse in Colombo on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.
Time in Colombo
Penumbral Eclipse begins
Nov 28 at 5:47 PM
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face. 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Nov 28 at 8:03 PM
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse ends
Nov 28 at 10:19 PM
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.
Times are local for Colombo (IST - India Standard Time).