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Jun 4, 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse

The partial lunar eclipse on June 4, 2012 is partly visible from western United States and Canada while people in Hawaii, New Zealand, and central and eastern Australia are able to follow the whole eclipse.

What this lunar eclipse looks like

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.

This is a partial lunar eclipse.

Is this eclipse viewable in Seattle?


This animation requires Flash to be installed. We hope to offer it without needing Flash soon.

Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.

The animation shows where this partial lunar eclipse is visible during the night (dark “wave” slowly moving across the Earth's surface).

The night (dark) areas in the animation are approximately those that can see the moon, and therefore also the eclipse.

Legend

Intense red shading: Observers within this area can see the eclipse from beginning to end.

Red shading right/east of intense shading: Observers within this area can see the eclipse until moonset/sunrise.

Red shading left/west of intense shading: Observers within this area can see the eclipse after moonrise/sunset.

No coloring: Eclipse is not visible at all

Note: Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions and line of sight to the Moon.

Where to see the eclipse

Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:

Partial eclipse visible in:


When the eclipse happens worldwide

Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.

The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.

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EventUTC TimeTime in Seattle*Visible in Seattle
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 4 at 8:49 AMJun 4 at 1:49 AMYes
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 4 at 10:07 AMJun 4 at 3:07 AMYes
Maximum EclipseJun 4 at 11:03 AMJun 4 at 4:03 AMYes
Partial Eclipse endsJun 4 at 11:59 AMJun 4 at 4:59 AMYes
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 4 at 1:16 PMJun 4 at 6:16 AMNo, below horizon

* The Moon is below the horizon in Seattle some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.

Eclipses during year 2012