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October 28–29, 2042 Almost Lunar Eclipse

timeanddate.com calculations show that the Sun, Earth, and Moon will be very closely aligned on this day, but there will be no lunar eclipse. There are several different ways to calculate eclipses, so some sources are listing this event as a penumbral lunar eclipse. In any case, viewers on Earth will not be able to see the Earth's shadow on the Moon.

Earth's Shadow Just Misses the Moon

The animation shows approximately how close the Moon is to Earth's shadow. The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

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Almost Eclipse World Map

According to our calculations, this event will not be visible from any location on Earth. The Moon Light World Map shows where the Moon is above the horizon during the alignment.