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Jul 4, 2020 at 6:06 pm
Near max in Pago Pago

Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Pago Pago

Began: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 6:03 pm

Maximum: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 6:05 pm -0.715 Magnitude

Ended: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 6:52 pm

Duration: 49 minutes

Location

July 4, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pago Pago

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
4:07 pm Sat, Jul 4Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Southeast 124°
-24.3°
5:29 pm Sat, Jul 4Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 117°
-7.8°
6:03 pm Sat, Jul 4RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 114°
-0.2°
6:05 pm Sat, Jul 4
Maximum in Pago Pago This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Pago Pago. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Pago Pago 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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-southeast 114°
0.2°
6:52 pm Sat, Jul 4
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East-southeast 112°
9.8°

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 Pago Pago

Eclipse Visibility From Pago PagoVisibility Worldwide
Nov 29–30, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
May 25–26, 2021 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 18–19, 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 15, 2022 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 7–8, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica

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

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