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November 30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Nov 30, 2020 at 5:42 pm
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Hong Kong
Began: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 5:37 pm
Maximum: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 5:42 pm -0.262 Magnitude
Ended: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 7:53 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


November 30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Hong Kong

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

3:32 pm Mon, Nov 30Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Northeast 52°
5:37 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 67°
5:42 pm Mon, Nov 30
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction East-northeast 68°
7:53 pm Mon, Nov 30
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East-northeast 77°

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 Hong Kong

Eclipse Visibility From Hong KongVisibility Worldwide
Sep 7–8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Feb 21, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Jul 6–7, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Jul 22, 2028 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse

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

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