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Flag for U.S.A. October 18, 2013 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.

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Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Des Moines: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Maximum: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Ended: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


October 18, 2013 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Des Moines

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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

6:19 PM Oct 186:50 PM Oct 188:49 PM Oct 18
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Local times for eclipse in Des Moines on Friday, October 18, 2013

EventTime in Des MoinesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 18 at 4:50:40 PM61°East-northeast15.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseOct 18 at 6:19:54 PM76°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 18 at 6:50:11 PM80°East5.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 18 at 8:49:47 PM100°East26.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Des Moines (CDT – Central Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Des Moines

Eclipse Visibility from Des MoinesVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Des Moines, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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