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Penumbral lunar eclipse on November 28 2012 (United States)

penumbral lunar eclipse November 28, 2012 (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 Wednesday, November 28, 2012. (Local time America/New York)

Moonrise to moonset10h1m
Distance to the center of the Sun147,566,197 km
Distance to the center of Earth405,364 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)99.9%
Lunar phasewaxing
Current zodiac sign the MoonGemini ♊
Moon age (days past new moon)14.4

Choose a country from the list to get relevant information:

According to international time UTC, a lunar eclipse will occur on November 28, 2012 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 ColumbiaNo-
Seattle, WashingtonYes Penumbral
Birmingham, AlabamaYes Penumbral
Anchorage, AlaskaYes Penumbral
Phoenix, ArizonaYes Penumbral
Little Rock, ArkansasYes Penumbral
Los Angeles, CaliforniaYes Penumbral
Denver, ColoradoYes Penumbral
Bridgeport, ConnecticutNo-
Dover, DelawareNo-
Jacksonville, FloridaNo-
Atlanta, GeorgiaNo-
Honolulu, HawaiiYes Penumbral
Boise, IdahoYes Penumbral
Chicago, IllinoisYes Penumbral
Indianapolis, IndianaYes Penumbral
Des Moines, IowaYes Penumbral
Wichita, KansasYes Penumbral
Louisville, KentuckyYes Penumbral
New Orleans, LouisianaYes Penumbral
Augusta, MaineNo-
Baltimore, MarylandNo-
Boston, MassachusettsNo-
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 HampshireNo-
Newark, New JerseyNo-
Albuquerque, New MexicoYes Penumbral
New York, New YorkNo-
Charlotte, North CarolinaNo-
Fargo, North DakotaYes Penumbral
Columbus, OhioYes Penumbral
Oklahoma City, OklahomaYes Penumbral
Portland, OregonYes Penumbral
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaNo-
Providence, Rhode IslandNo-
Columbia, South CarolinaNo-
Sioux Falls, South DakotaYes Penumbral
Memphis, TennesseeYes Penumbral
Houston, TexasYes Penumbral
Salt Lake City, UtahYes Penumbral
Montpelier, VermontNo-
Virginia Beach, VirginiaNo-
Charleston, West VirginiaNo-
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 November 28, 2012 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.
Seattle, Washington (UTC -8)2012-11-2891.5%0%04:1531--06:338--08:51-10
Birmingham, Alabama (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:152--08:33-21--10:51-35
Anchorage, Alaska (UTC -9)2012-11-2891.5%0%03:1541--05:3326--07:5110
Phoenix, Arizona (UTC -7)2012-11-2891.5%0%05:1522--07:33-4--09:51-26
Little Rock, Arkansas (UTC -5)2012-11-2891.5%0%07:156--09:33-17--11:51-33
Los Angeles, California (UTC -8)2012-11-2891.5%0%04:1527--06:331--08:51-22
Denver, Colorado (UTC -7)2012-11-2891.5%0%05:1517--07:33-6--09:51-24
Honolulu, Hawaii (UTC -10)2012-11-2891.5%0%02:1562--04:3331--06:511
Boise, Idaho (UTC -7)2012-11-2891.5%0%05:1526--07:333--09:51-16
Chicago, Illinois (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:155--08:33-15--10:51-27
Indianapolis, Indiana (UTC -5)2012-11-2891.5%0%07:154--09:33-17--11:51-29
Des Moines, Iowa (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:1510--08:33-12--10:51-26
Wichita, Kansas (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:1511--08:33-12--10:51-29
Louisville, Kentucky (UTC -5)2012-11-2891.5%0%07:153--09:33-19--11:51-31
New Orleans, Louisiana (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:153--08:33-22--10:51-38
Detroit, Michigan (UTC -5)2012-11-2891.5%0%07:153--09:33-17--11:51-27
Minneapolis, Minnesota (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:1510--08:33-10--10:51-23
Jackson, Mississippi (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:154--08:33-20--10:51-36
Kansas City, Missouri (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:159--08:33-13--10:51-28
Billings, Montana (UTC -7)2012-11-2891.5%0%05:1521--07:33-1--09:51-18
Omaha, Nebraska (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:1511--08:33-11--10:51-26
Las Vegas, Nevada (UTC -8)2012-11-2891.5%0%04:1525--06:33-1--08:51-22
Albuquerque, New Mexico (UTC -7)2012-11-2891.5%0%05:1518--07:33-8--09:51-27
Fargo, North Dakota (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:1513--08:33-7--10:51-20
Columbus, Ohio (UTC -5)2012-11-2891.5%0%07:151--09:33-19--11:51-30
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:1511--08:33-14--10:51-31
Portland, Oregon (UTC -8)2012-11-2891.5%0%04:1531--06:338--08:51-12
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:1512--08:33-9--10:51-24
Memphis, Tennessee (UTC -5)2012-11-2891.5%0%07:155--09:33-19--11:51-33
Houston, Texas (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:157--08:33-18--10:51-37
Salt Lake City, Utah (UTC -7)2012-11-2891.5%0%05:1523--07:33-1--09:51-20
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (UTC -6)2012-11-2891.5%0%06:156--08:33-14--10:51-26
Cheyenne, Wyoming (UTC -7)2012-11-2891.5%0%05:1518--07:33-6--09:51-23

You can read the table above as follows: On November 28, 2012 in Seattle, Washington, America/Los_Angeles (UTC -8), an penumbral lunar eclipse will start at 04:15, the maximum eclipse will occur at 06:33 when the Moon reaches an altitud of 8°; this event will come to an end at 08:51 and will have a penumbral magnitud of 0.915 (this is the fraction of the Moon obscured by the entrance to The Earth's penumbra) and an umbral magnitud of -0.187 (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 (8 degrees) this lunar eclipse will not be very obvious.

Moon-Planet Conjunctions

A Moon-planet conjunction occurs when an astronomical object has either the same, or nearly the same, right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude of that of the Moon, as observed from Earth. Check all the conjunctions in November 2012.

Astronomical ObjectsDate and TimeDegrees Apart
Moon and JupiterNovember 1Jupiter is 1 degrees North of the Moon.
Moon and VenusNovember 11Venus is 5.3 degrees North of the Moon.
Moon and SpicaNovember 11Spica is 0.8 degrees North of the Moon.
Moon and MarsNovember 16Mars is 4 degrees South of the Moon.
Moon and Jupiter2012-11-28 19:46Jupiter is 0.7 degrees North of the Moon.

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