April 2013 lunar eclipse
|Partial lunar eclipse
April 25-26, 2013
From Rabka-Zdrój, Poland, 20:10 UTC
In this partial eclipse the Moon only grazed the southern border of the Earth's umbra.
|Series (and member)||112 (65/72)|
A partial lunar eclipse took place on April 25, 2013, the first of three lunar eclipses in 2013. Only a tiny sliver (about 1.5%) of the Moon was covered by the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse, but the entire northern half of the Moon was darkened from being inside the penumbral shadow. This was one of the shortest partial eclipses of the Moon for the 21st century, lasting 27 minutes.
It was visible over Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
From Assisi, Italy, 20:00 UTC
From Belfort, France, combined images
From Zürich, Switzerland
From Paris, France, 20:18 UTC
This eclipse was one of four lunar eclipses in a short-lived series at the ascending node of the Moon's orbit.
The lunar year series repeats after 12 lunations or 354 days, shifting back by about 10 days in consecutive years. Because of the date shift, the Earth's shadow will be about 11 degrees west in sequential events.
|Lunar eclipse series sets from 2013–2016|
|Ascending node||Descending node|
||2013 Apr 25
||117||2013 Oct 18
||2014 Apr 15
||2014 Oct 08
||2015 Apr 04
||2015 Sep 28
|142||2016 Mar 23
||2016 Sep 16
|Last set||2013 May 25||Last set||2012 Nov 28|
|Next set||2017 Feb 11||Next set||2016 Aug 18|
- 2013 Apr 25 chart: Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
- Hermit eclipse: 2013-04-25
- APOD 2013/5/25 Caterpillar Moon
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