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Flag for U.S.A. November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Max view in San Francisco
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

San Francisco: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 4:15 AM

Maximum: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Ended: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 36 minutes


November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco

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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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

4:15 AM Nov 286:33 AM Nov 287:04 AM Nov 28
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Local times for eclipse in San Francisco on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

EventTime in San FranciscoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 28 at 4:15:00 AM272°West30.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseNov 28 at 6:33:01 AM291°West-northwest5.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetNov 28 at 7:04:37 AM296°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 28 at 8:51:00 AM314°Northwest17.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for San Francisco (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in San Francisco

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

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