Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses.
June 4, 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse
The partial lunar eclipse on June 4, 2012 is partly visible from western United States and Canada while people in Hawaii, New Zealand, and central and eastern Australia are able to follow the whole eclipse.
What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
Eclipse Map and Animation
When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Boston*||Visible in Boston|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Jun 4 at 08:48:11||Jun 4 at 4:48:11 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse began||Jun 4 at 09:59:55||Jun 4 at 5:59:55 am||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jun 4 at 11:03:13||Jun 4 at 7:03:13 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ended||Jun 4 at 12:06:29||Jun 4 at 8:06:29 am||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Jun 4 at 13:18:16||Jun 4 at 9:18:16 am||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon in Boston some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was not visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 0.370.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 1.318.
The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 30 minutes.
The duration of the partial eclipse is 2 hours, 7 minutes.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: May 20–21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2012
- May 20 / May 21, 2012 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jun 4, 2012 — Partial Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Jun 5–6, 2012 — Venus Transit
- Nov 13 / Nov 14, 2012 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Nov 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse