Penumbral lunar eclipse on october 18 2013 (United States)

penumbral lunar eclipse october 18, 2013 (United States)
Note: This image is here for illustrative purposes and does not represent the actual eclipse on this date.

The Moon information shown here applies to Washington, District of Columbia, United States on Friday, October 18, 2013. (Local time America/New York)

Moonrise to moonset11h19m
Distance to the center of the Sun149,023,770 km
Distance to the center of Earth383,518 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)99.2%
Lunar phasewaxing
Current zodiac sign the MoonPisces ♓

Choose a country from the list to get relevant information:

According to international time UTC, a lunar eclipse will occur on october 18, 2013 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in United States from which the eclipse could be visible (note that the following is a short list of some of the main cities, the eclipse may be visible from other cities not listed here). The date and local time of the event shown below.

CityEclipse visible?
Washington, District of ColumbiaYes
Seattle, WashingtonNo
Birmingham, AlabamaYes
Anchorage, AlaskaNo
Phoenix, ArizonaNo
Little Rock, ArkansasYes
Los Angeles, CaliforniaNo
Denver, ColoradoNo
Bridgeport, ConnecticutYes
Dover, DelawareYes
Jacksonville, FloridaYes
Atlanta, GeorgiaYes
Honolulu, HawaiiNo
Boise, IdahoNo
Chicago, IllinoisYes
Indianapolis, IndianaYes
Des Moines, IowaYes
Wichita, KansasYes
Louisville, KentuckyYes
New Orleans, LouisianaYes
Augusta, MaineYes
Baltimore, MarylandYes
Boston, MassachusettsYes
Detroit, MichiganYes
Minneapolis, MinnesotaYes
Jackson, MississippiYes
Kansas City, MissouriYes
Billings, MontanaNo
Omaha, NebraskaYes
Las Vegas, NevadaNo
Manchester, New HampshireYes
Newark, New JerseyYes
Albuquerque, New MexicoNo
New York, New YorkYes
Charlotte, North CarolinaYes
Fargo, North DakotaYes
Columbus, OhioYes
Oklahoma City, OklahomaYes
Portland, OregonNo
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaYes
Providence, Rhode IslandYes
Columbia, South CarolinaYes
Sioux Falls, South DakotaYes
Memphis, TennesseeYes
Houston, TexasYes
Salt Lake City, UtahNo
Montpelier, VermontYes
Virginia Beach, VirginiaYes
Charleston, West VirginiaYes
Milwaukee, WisconsinYes
Cheyenne, WyomingNo

Information about this eclipse

penumbral lunar eclipse This image shows the global map with two regions: the shaded region where you can not see the lunar eclipse, and the blank region, where it can be seen. The image details the type of eclipse, the magnitude of the penumbra and umbra, Saros series to which this eclipse belongs, among other data. The date and time displayed in this image are international date and time, therefore, they might not apply to your country. However, to know the date and exact time of penumbral lunar eclipse in your country, you can see the table below. (Click on the image to enlarge it).

Eclipse schedule in United States

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the penumbral lunar eclipse of october 18, 2013 in United States. For each city we have assigned a time zone which is very precise and it takes into account Daylight Saving Time (if applicable).

Event dateTypePen. Mag.Umb. Mag.Penumbral eclipse beginsMax. eclipse beginsMoon alt.Penumbral eclipse ends
Washington, District of Columbia (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501721:50
Birmingham, Alabama (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500920:50
Little Rock, Arkansas (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:500521:50
Bridgeport, Connecticut (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:502021:50
Dover, Delaware (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501821:50
Jacksonville, Florida (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501321:50
Atlanta, Georgia (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501121:50
Chicago, Illinois (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500920:50
Indianapolis, Indiana (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501021:50
Des Moines, Iowa (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500520:50
Wichita, Kansas (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500120:50
Louisville, Kentucky (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501021:50
New Orleans, Louisiana (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500620:50
Augusta, Maine (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:502221:50
Baltimore, Maryland (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501821:50
Boston, Massachusetts (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:502221:50
Detroit, Michigan (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501321:50
Minneapolis, Minnesota (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500620:50
Jackson, Mississippi (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500620:50
Kansas City, Missouri (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500420:50
Omaha, Nebraska (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500320:50
Manchester, New Hampshire (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:502121:50
Newark, New Jersey (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501921:50
New York, New York (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:502021:50
Charlotte, North Carolina (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501421:50
Fargo, North Dakota (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500420:50
Columbus, Ohio (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501321:50
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500120:50
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501921:50
Providence, Rhode Island (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:502121:50
Columbia, South Carolina (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501421:50
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500320:50
Memphis, Tennessee (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:500721:50
Houston, Texas (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500120:50
Montpelier, Vermont (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:502021:50
Virginia Beach, Virginia (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501821:50
Charleston, West Virginia (UTC -4)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%17:5119:501421:50
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (UTC -5)2013-10-18penumbral lunar eclipse76.5%0%16:5118:500920:50

You can read the table above as follows: On october 18, 2013 in Washington, District of Columbia, America/New_York (UTC -4), an penumbral lunar eclipse will start at 17:51, the maximum eclipse will occur at 19:50 when the Moon reaches an altitud of 17°; this event will come to an end at 21:50 and will have a penumbral magnitud of 0.765 (this is the fraction of the Moon obscured by the entrance to The Earth's penumbra) and an umbral magnitud of -0.272 (fraction of the Moon obscured by the umbra of The Earth).

We must take into account the altitude of the moon, for example, in Birmingham, Alabama, due to the low altitude of the Moon (09 degrees) this lunar eclipse will not be very obvious.

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Content last updated on 2014-01-12