February 10 / February 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon BlessingsFebruary 10 / February 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

February’s Full Moon, the Snow Moon, on February 10/11 will grow a little darker from 22:34:14 UTC until 02:53:25 UTC when Earth casts a shadow, the penumbra, on the Moon.

This penumbral lunar eclipse is visible in most populated areas on Earth, including most of North and South America, Europe, Africa, and most of Asia.
February 10 / February 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

February’s Full Moon, the Snow Moon, on February 10/11 will grow a little darker from 22:34:14 UTC until 02:53:25 UTC when Earth casts a shadow, the penumbra, on the Moon.

This penumbral lunar eclipse is visible in most populated areas on Earth, including most of North and South America, Europe, Africa, and most of Asia.

Next eclipse: Annular solar eclipse on February 26, 2017

Is this Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in Paducah?
What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of the Earth.

It is often difficult to tell the difference between a penumbral eclipse and a regular Full Moon. However, this eclipse is easier to spot than an average penumbral eclipse because the Moon travels through the darkest areas of Earth’s penumbra, only just missing the umbra, the shadow’s dark core. As a result, the Moon looks considerably darker on one side, making the shadow visible to the naked eye – weather permitting.

Penumbral lunar eclipses are generally less spectacular than total lunar eclipses, also known as Blood Moons.

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Much of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.

 

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