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November 30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Nov 30, 2020 at 8:42 pm
Max View in Melbourne, Victoria
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Melbourne, Victoria
Began: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 8:17 pm
Maximum: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 8:42 pm -0.262 Magnitude
Ended: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 10:53 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 35 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


November 30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Melbourne. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (AEDT) for Melbourne.

6:32 pm Mon, Nov 30Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 78°
8:17 pm Mon, Nov 30RisingMoonrise Rising, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase will make the moon so dim that it will be extremely difficult to view until moon gets higher in the sky or the total phase ends.Map direction East-northeast 63°
8:42 pm Mon, Nov 30
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Map direction East-northeast 59°
10:53 pm Mon, Nov 30
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction Northeast 35°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

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.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility From MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 17, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Jul 7, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Melbourne, or the path map image for global details.

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