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November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The last eclipse of the year, a penumbral lunar eclipse, will occur on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. People in Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and most of Asia will be able to observe it.

Was this Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in Wichita?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa, Much of North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic.

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Was this eclipse visible in Wichita?

Eclipse Map and Animation

The animation shows where this penumbral lunar eclipse is visible during the night (dark “wave” slowly moving across the Earth's surface).

Shades of darkness

Night, moon high up in sky.

Moon between 12 and 18 degrees above horizon.

Moon between 6 and 12 degrees above horizon. Make sure you have free line of sight.

Moon between 0 and 6 degrees above horizon. May be hard to see due to brightness and line of sight.

Day, moon and eclipse both not visible.

Note: Twilight will affect the visibility of the eclipse, as well as weather.

Note that since it is a penumbral eclipse, it can be hard to see, as the Moon will only be a bit fainter.

Eclipse was visible.

Eclipse was not visible at all.

Note: Areas with lighter shadings left (West) of the center will experience the eclipse after moonrise/sunset. Areas with lighter shadings right (East) of the center will experience the eclipse until moonset/sunrise. Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions and line of sight to the Moon.

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Wichita*Visible in Wichita
Penumbral Eclipse beganNov 28 at 12:15:00Nov 28 at 6:15:00 amYes
Maximum EclipseNov 28 at 14:33:01Nov 28 at 8:33:01 amNo, below the horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endedNov 28 at 16:51:00Nov 28 at 10:51:00 amNo, below the horizon

* The Moon was below the horizon in Wichita some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was not visible.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.187.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.915.

The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 36 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.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: November 13–14, 2012 — Total Solar Eclipse