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October 28, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Boston, MA, USA

Oct 28, 2023 at 5:39 pm
Near max in Boston
Global Event: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Boston, Massachusetts
Begins: Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 5:35 pm
Maximum: Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 5:38 pm -0.404 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 6:26 pm
Duration: 51 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


October 28, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Boston

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Boston. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (EDT) for Boston. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.2 seconds.

2:01 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction North-northeast 28°
3:35 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Northeast 49°
4:14 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 56°
4:52 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 63°
5:35 pm Sat, Oct 28RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-northeast 70°
5:38 pm Sat, Oct 28
Maximum in Boston This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Boston. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Boston 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-northeast 70°
6:26 pm Sat, Oct 28
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Map direction East-northeast 78°

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

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 Boston

Eclipse Visibility From BostonVisibility Worldwide
Oct 14, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Oct 28, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse
Sep 17–18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Boston, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

Next total solar eclipse visible in Boston

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