November 2012 lunar eclipse

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
November 27-29, 2012
Lunar eclipse chart close-2012Nov28.png
The northern parts of the moon will perceptibly dim as the moon passes through the Earth's penumbral shadow
Series (and member) 145 (11 of 71)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Penumbral 4:36:00
P1 12:14:59 UTC
Greatest 14:32:59 UTC
P4 16:50:59 UTC
Lunar eclipse chart-2012Nov28.png
The moon's hourly motion across the Earth's shadow in the constellation of Taurus

A penumbral lunar eclipse occurred on November 28, 2012, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2012.


NASA chart of the eclipse

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A simulated view of the earth from the center of the moon at maximal eclipse


Visibility Lunar Eclipse 2012-11-28.png

Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year (354 days)[edit]

This eclipse is the one of four lunar eclipses in a short-lived series. The lunar year series repeats after 12 lunations or 354 days (Shifting back about 10 days in sequential years). Because of the date shift, the Earth's shadow will be about 11 degrees west in sequential events.

Half-Saros cycle[edit]

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[1] This lunar eclipse is related to two total solar eclipses of Solar Saros 152.

November 23, 2003 December 4, 2021
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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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