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July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Jul 5, 2020 at 4:42 am
Max View in Birmingham, England
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Birmingham, England
Began: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 4:07 am
Maximum: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 4:42 am -0.766 Magnitude
Ended: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 4:47 am
Duration: 40 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Birmingham

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

4:07 am Sun, Jul 5
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Map direction Southwest 219°
4:42 am Sun, Jul 5
Maximum in Birmingham This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Birmingham. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Birmingham because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
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 Southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction Southwest 226°
4:47 am Sun, Jul 5SettingMoonset Setting, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase makes the Moon so dim before it sets, that it might disappear from view some time before it sets.Map direction Southwest 227°
5:29 am Sun, Jul 5Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction Southwest 235°
6:52 am Sun, Jul 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 250°

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 Birmingham

Eclipse Visibility From BirminghamVisibility Worldwide
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Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 29, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse
Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 12, 2026 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse

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

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