April 2013 lunar eclipse

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Partial lunar eclipse
April 25-26, 2013
Partial lunar eclipse 2013.04.25.jpg
From Rabka-Zdrój, Poland, 20:10 UTC
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In this partial eclipse the Moon only grazed the southern border of the Earth's umbra.
Series (and member) 112 (65/72)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Partial 27:00
Penumbral 4:07:45
Contacts (UTC)
P1 18:03:41
U1 19:54:04
Greatest 20:07:29
U4 20:21:04
P4 22:11:26

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.

NASA chart of the eclipse

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Visibility Lunar Eclipse 2013-04-25.png


Related eclipses[edit]

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.

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