November 30 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Lunar Calendars

As mentioned in the lunar eclipses article, a penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely.

On November 30th, the eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, the Pacific Ocean, and northeastern Asia including Japan. The Pacific Northwest should have full visibility of the Eclipse, as the eclipse should be above the horizon. The weather could be clear or cloudy, as weather patterns say that it is cloudy 78% of the time.

The best place to view the penumbral lunar eclipse will be in the Southwestern sky so it should be viewable in places with a SouthWestern view of the sky. It should be relatively high in the sky, so a view of the horizon is not necessary.

The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.262.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.828.
The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 21 minutes.

EventTime In IdahoTime in OR/WA
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 30 12:32:22 amNov 29 11:32:22 pm
Maximum EclipseNov 30 2:42:53 amNov 30 1:42:53 am
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 30 4:53:22 amNov 30 3:53:22 am
Path of November 30th Penumbral Eclipse (Courtesy Of NASA)

For more information, please see the following references:
NASA Map and Eclipse Information
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html

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