Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Watch Last Lunar Eclipse of 2012 Wednesday Morning

2012's last performance of light and shadow by the Earth-Moon-Sun trio takes place Wednesday morning when the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon creating a "penumbral lunar eclipse."

The beginning of Lunar Eclipse as seen in Pakistan

Lunar Eclipse [Photo Jalalspages]

Assuming the fog or clouds don't blanket the sky, the Bay Area should be able to witness this year's last lunar eclipse Wednesday morning. It will be a "penumbral" eclipse where the outer edge of the Earth's shadow dims the moon's face.

The eclipse will peak around 6:33 a.m. Pacific time, and should be detectable between 6-7 a.m., according to NASA. This assumes that fog or clouds aren't blocking our view of the moon at the time.


The eclipse will not be visible from the Eastern seaboard of the United States since it will occur after moonset there.

Read more about it at: Rockbridge Patch
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