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Eclipse visible in Boston – Oct 18, 2013 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do 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.

More about the Oct 18 – Oct 19, 2013 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Boston on Friday, October 18, 2013

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.

EventTime in BostonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsOct 18 at 5:53 PM77°East-northeast1.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximum EclipseOct 18 at 7:50 PM96°East22.0° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 18 at 9:48 PM119°East-southeast42.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for Boston (EDT - Eastern Daylight Time).

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