April 2013 lunar eclipse

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Partial lunar eclipse
April 25-26, 2013
Partial lunar eclipse 2013-04-25 2018UTC.jpg
From Paris, France, 20:18 UTC
Lunar eclipse chart close-2013Apr25.png
In this partial eclipse the Moon only grazed the southern border of the Earth's umbra.
Series (and member) 112 (65)
Gamma -1.0121
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Partial 0:31:50
Penumbral 4:11:36
Contacts (UTC)
P1 18:01:46
U1 19:51:42
Greatest 20:07:32
U4 20:23:32
P4 22:13:22

A partial lunar eclipse took place on April 25, 2013, the first of three lunar eclipses in 2013. Only a tiny sliver (about 1%) 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.

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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.

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2013–2016
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Viewing
Type Saros Viewing
Partial lunar eclipse 2013-04-25 2018UTC.jpg
2013 Apr 25
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Lunar eclipse chart close-2013Apr25.png
117 2013 Oct 18
Lunar eclipse from moon-2013Oct18.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2013Oct18.png
Lunar eclipse April 15 2014 California Alfredo Garcia Jr1.jpg
2014 Apr 15
Lunar eclipse from moon-2014Apr15.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2014Apr15.png
Lunar eclipse October 8 2014 California Alfredo Garcia Jr mideclipse.JPG
2014 Oct 08
Lunar eclipse from moon-2014Oct08.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2014Oct08.png
Lunar eclipse April 4 2015 greatest Alfredo Garcia Jr LA.jpg
2015 Apr 04
Lunar eclipse from moon-2015Apr04.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2015Apr04.png
Lunar eclipse September 27 2015 greatest Alfredo Garcia Jr.jpg
2015 Sep 28
Lunar eclipse from moon-2015Sep28.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2015Sep28.png
142 2016 Mar 23
Lunar eclipse from moon-2016Mar23.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2016Mar23.png
147 2016 Sep 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-2016Sep16.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2016Sep16.png
Last set 2013 May 25 Last set 2012 Nov 28
Next set 2017 Feb 11 Next set 2016 Aug 18

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