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Flag for U.S.A. October 18, 2013 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Boston: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Maximum: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Ended: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM


Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes

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October 18, 2013 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Boston

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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.

More about the October 18, 2013 – October 19, 2013 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxEnd
5:50 PM Oct 187:50 PM Oct 189:49 PM Oct 18
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Local times for eclipse in Boston on Friday, October 18, 2013

EventTime in BostonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 18 at 5:50 PM76°East-northeast0.6°
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.
Maximum EclipseOct 18 at 7:50 PM96°East21.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 18 at 9:49 PM119°East-southeast42.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Boston (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Boston

Eclipse Visibility from BostonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
Partial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
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