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Flag for American Samoa November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pago Pago, American Samoa

Max view in Pago Pago
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Pago Pago: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Maximum: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Ended: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 5:51 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 36 minutes


November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pago Pago

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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

1:15 AM Nov 283:33 AM Nov 285:51 AM Nov 28
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Local times for eclipse in Pago Pago on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

EventTime in Pago PagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 28 at 1:15:00 AM334°North-northwest51.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseNov 28 at 3:33:01 AM304°Northwest28.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 28 at 5:51:00 AM291°West-northwest0.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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.
Times are local for Pago Pago (SST – Samoa Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Pago Pago

Eclipse Visibility from Pago PagoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 15LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
2014Apr 14LunarTotal
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 20LunarPartial
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Pago Pago, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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