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Flag for U.S.A. June 4, 2012 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Max view in Atlanta
Monday, June 4, 2012 at 6:27 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Atlanta: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 4:48 AM

Maximum: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 6:27 AM

Ended: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes


June 4, 2012 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Atlanta

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Atlanta. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:59 AM Jun 46:27 AM Jun 46:30 AM Jun 4
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Local times for eclipse in Atlanta on Monday, June 4, 2012

EventTime in AtlantaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 4 at 4:48:11 AM228°Southwest16.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 4 at 5:59:55 AM239°West-southwest5.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AtlantaJun 4 at 6:27:45 AM243°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Atlanta would be around this time.
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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJun 4 at 6:30:39 AM243°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 4 at 7:03:13 AM248°West-southwest6.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 4 at 8:06:29 AM255°West-southwest18.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 4 at 9:18:16 AM264°West32.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Atlanta (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Atlanta

Eclipse Visibility from AtlantaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Atlanta, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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