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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 ♓
Moon age (days past new moon)13.9

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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?Phase
Washington, District of ColumbiaYes Penumbral
Seattle, WashingtonYes Penumbral
Birmingham, AlabamaYes Penumbral
Anchorage, AlaskaNo-
Phoenix, ArizonaYes Penumbral
Little Rock, ArkansasYes Penumbral
Los Angeles, CaliforniaYes Penumbral
Denver, ColoradoYes Penumbral
Bridgeport, ConnecticutYes Penumbral
Dover, DelawareYes Penumbral
Jacksonville, FloridaYes Penumbral
Atlanta, GeorgiaYes Penumbral
Honolulu, HawaiiNo-
Boise, IdahoYes Penumbral
Chicago, IllinoisYes Penumbral
Indianapolis, IndianaYes Penumbral
Des Moines, IowaYes Penumbral
Wichita, KansasYes Penumbral
Louisville, KentuckyYes Penumbral
New Orleans, LouisianaYes Penumbral
Augusta, MaineYes Penumbral
Baltimore, MarylandYes Penumbral
Boston, MassachusettsYes Penumbral
Detroit, MichiganYes Penumbral
Minneapolis, MinnesotaYes Penumbral
Jackson, MississippiYes Penumbral
Kansas City, MissouriYes Penumbral
Billings, MontanaYes Penumbral
Omaha, NebraskaYes Penumbral
Las Vegas, NevadaYes Penumbral
Manchester, New HampshireYes Penumbral
Newark, New JerseyYes Penumbral
Albuquerque, New MexicoYes Penumbral
New York, New YorkYes Penumbral
Charlotte, North CarolinaYes Penumbral
Fargo, North DakotaYes Penumbral
Columbus, OhioYes Penumbral
Oklahoma City, OklahomaYes Penumbral
Portland, OregonYes Penumbral
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaYes Penumbral
Providence, Rhode IslandYes Penumbral
Columbia, South CarolinaYes Penumbral
Sioux Falls, South DakotaYes Penumbral
Memphis, TennesseeYes Penumbral
Houston, TexasYes Penumbral
Salt Lake City, UtahYes Penumbral
Montpelier, VermontYes Penumbral
Virginia Beach, VirginiaYes Penumbral
Charleston, West VirginiaYes Penumbral
Milwaukee, WisconsinYes Penumbral
Cheyenne, WyomingYes Penumbral

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).

Moon alt.: Excellent   Good   Low   Too low  

Event datePen. Mag.Umb. Mag.Penumbral eclipse beginsMoon alt.Partial eclipse beginsUmbral eclipse beginsMax. eclipse beginsMoon alt.Umbral eclipse endsPartial eclipse endsPenumbral eclipse endsMoon alt.
Washington, District of Columbia (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-5--19:5017--21:5040
Seattle, Washington (UTC -7)2013-10-1876.5%0%14:51-27--16:50-12--18:506
Birmingham, Alabama (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-14--18:509--20:5033
Phoenix, Arizona (UTC -7)2013-10-1876.5%0%14:51-32--16:50-11--18:5012
Little Rock, Arkansas (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-18--19:505--21:5029
Los Angeles, California (UTC -7)2013-10-1876.5%0%14:51-35--16:50-16--18:507
Denver, Colorado (UTC -6)2013-10-1876.5%0%15:51-24--17:50-4--19:5018
Bridgeport, Connecticut (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-2--19:5020--21:5041
Dover, Delaware (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-4--19:5018--21:5041
Jacksonville, Florida (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-11--19:5013--21:5038
Atlanta, Georgia (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-12--19:5011--21:5035
Boise, Idaho (UTC -6)2013-10-1876.5%0%15:51-27--17:50-10--19:5010
Chicago, Illinois (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-12--18:509--20:5031
Indianapolis, Indiana (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-11--19:5010--21:5033
Des Moines, Iowa (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-16--18:505--20:5027
Wichita, Kansas (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-20--18:501--20:5024
Louisville, Kentucky (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-12--19:5010--21:5033
New Orleans, Louisiana (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-18--18:506--20:5031
Augusta, Maine (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:512--19:5022--21:5042
Baltimore, Maryland (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-5--19:5018--21:5040
Boston, Massachusetts (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:510--19:5022--21:5042
Detroit, Michigan (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-8--19:5013--21:5034
Minneapolis, Minnesota (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-14--18:506--20:5026
Jackson, Mississippi (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-17--18:506--20:5031
Kansas City, Missouri (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-17--18:504--20:5026
Billings, Montana (UTC -6)2013-10-1876.5%0%15:51-22--17:50-5--19:5015
Omaha, Nebraska (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-17--18:503--20:5025
Las Vegas, Nevada (UTC -7)2013-10-1876.5%0%14:51-32--16:50-13--18:5010
Manchester, New Hampshire (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:510--19:5021--21:5042
Newark, New Jersey (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-2--19:5019--21:5041
Albuquerque, New Mexico (UTC -6)2013-10-1876.5%0%15:51-28--17:50-7--19:5017
New York, New York (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-2--19:5020--21:5041
Charlotte, North Carolina (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-9--19:5014--21:5038
Fargo, North Dakota (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-15--18:504--20:5023
Columbus, Ohio (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-9--19:5013--21:5035
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-21--18:501--20:5024
Portland, Oregon (UTC -7)2013-10-1876.5%0%14:51-28--16:50-14--18:506
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-3--19:5019--21:5041
Providence, Rhode Island (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:510--19:5021--21:5042
Columbia, South Carolina (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-10--19:5014--21:5038
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-17--18:503--20:5024
Memphis, Tennessee (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-16--19:507--21:5031
Houston, Texas (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-22--18:501--20:5026
Salt Lake City, Utah (UTC -6)2013-10-1876.5%0%15:51-27--17:50-9--19:5013
Montpelier, Vermont (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:510--19:5020--21:5040
Virginia Beach, Virginia (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-5--19:5018--21:5041
Charleston, West Virginia (UTC -4)2013-10-1876.5%0%17:51-9--19:5014--21:5036
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (UTC -5)2013-10-1876.5%0%16:51-11--18:509--20:5030
Cheyenne, Wyoming (UTC -6)2013-10-1876.5%0%15:51-23--17:50-3--19:5018

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 Seattle, Washington, due to the low altitude of the Moon (-12 degrees) this lunar eclipse will not be very obvious.

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