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Penumbral Eclipse

13 Oct 2013, 00:00 UTC
Penumbral Eclipse
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The moon will pass through the northern part of the earth's outer shadow, or penumbra, on October 18 or 19, depending on your time zone. This will not be a total eclipse. The moon won't even pass partially into to Earth's umbra where it would have to go to be totally eclipsed. It may take on a red-orange color though. Some penumbral eclipses have been greenish-blue. Continue reading →

¡SkyCaramba! Weekly astronomy blog for the week ending October 19, 2013
The moon will pass through the northern part of the earth’s outer shadow, or penumbra, on October 18 or 19, depending on your time zone. This will not be a total eclipse. The moon won’t even pass partially into to Earth’s umbra where it would have to go to be totally eclipsed. It may take on a red-orange color though. Some penumbral eclipses have been greenish-blue.
The moon will enter the penumbra on October 18 at 21:50 Universal Time. That’s when you can start looking for subtle color changes that slowly sweep across the lunar disk from the southeast edge.
The eclipse colors should be most visible at 23:50 when the moon is as deep into the earth’s shadow as ...

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