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Eclipse visible in Houston – Nov 28, 2012 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 Nov 28, 2012 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Houston on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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 HoustonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsNov 28 at 6:17 AM289°West-northwest6.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in HoustonNov 28 at 6:46 AM293°West-northwest1.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Houston would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetNov 28 at 6:53 AM293°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 28 at 8:33 AM307°Northwest18.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 28 at 10:49 AM336°North-northwest36.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Houston (CST - Central Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Houston

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Houston
Looks like in
Houston
Path of the eclipse
Mar 3, 2007LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20 / Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 5, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 20 / Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 20, 2012SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 14 / Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 23, 2014SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27 / Sep 28, 2015LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 23, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 10, 2017LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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