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Flag for U.S.A. November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Max view in Minneapolis
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Minneapolis: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 6:15 AM

Maximum: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Ended: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 36 minutes


November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Minneapolis

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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:15 AM Nov 287:20 AM Nov 287:23 AM Nov 28
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Local times for eclipse in Minneapolis on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

EventTime in MinneapolisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 28 at 6:15 AM288°West-northwest10.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in MinneapolisNov 28 at 7:20 AM299°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Minneapolis 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetNov 28 at 7:23 AM299°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 28 at 8:33 AM312°Northwest10.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 28 at 10:51 AM341°North-northwest23.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Minneapolis (CST – Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Minneapolis

Eclipse Visibility from MinneapolisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
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 Minneapolis, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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