Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Deviation from the norm - December 10: Total lunar eclipse

This eclipse will be fully visible from Alaska.

The Moon will enter the penumbra (A partial shadow between regions of complete shadow and complete illumination.) at 2:32 A.M. AKST (Alaska Standard Time, which is 4 hours behind our time here in Ontario, Canada) and will leave the penumbra at 8:32 A.M. AKST.

The eclipse will be partially visible from parts of North America: Central and western areas will be able to observe both a penumbral and umbral (The complete or, perfect shadow of an opaque body where the direct light from the source of illumination is completely cut off.) eclipse.

The Moon will enter the penumbra at 3:32 A.M. PST ( Pacific Standard Time) and the umbra at 4:45 A.M. PST. A penumbral eclipse will be visible from most of the East Coast, starting at 6:32 A.M. EST, just before the Moon sets.

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