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Flag for Sri Lanka November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Colombo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Maximum: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Ended: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 36 minutes


November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Colombo

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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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:45 PM Nov 288:03 PM Nov 2810:21 PM Nov 28
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Local times for eclipse in Colombo on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

EventTime in ColomboDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 28 at 5:45:00 PM69°East-northeast0.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseNov 28 at 5:45:42 PM70°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 28 at 8:03:01 PM70°East-northeast30.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 28 at 10:21:00 PM59°East-northeast61.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Colombo (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Colombo

Eclipse Visibility from ColomboVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPenumbral
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Colombo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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