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Eclipses in Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom

Nov 30, 2020 at 8:22 am
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Fort William

Begins: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 7:32 am

Maximum: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 8:22 am -0.613 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 8:27 am

Duration: 55 minutes

Location

November 30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Fort William

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Fort William. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (GMT) for Fort William.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
7:32 am Mon, Nov 30
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 West-northwest.
Map direction West-northwest 298°
5.2°
8:22 am Mon, Nov 30
Maximum in Fort William This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Fort William. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Fort William 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 Northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction Northwest 308°
0.2°
8:27 am Mon, Nov 30SettingMoonset 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 Northwest 309°
-0.2°
9:42 am Mon, Nov 30Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction Northwest 325°
-7.4°
11:53 am Mon, Nov 30Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction North 354°
-12.9°

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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 Fort William

Eclipse Visibility From Fort WilliamVisibility Worldwide
Nov 30, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
Jun 10, 2021 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, North/West Africa, Much of North America, Atlantic, Arctic
Nov 19, 2021 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
May 16, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 25, 2022 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse Europe, South/West Asia, North/East Africa, Atlantic

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