Partial Lunar Eclipse Tonight
June 25, 2010 6 Comments
Sheesh… I almost forgot. Tonight a partial lunar eclipse will occur over much of North and South America, the entire Pacific Basin, and eastern Asia.
The Moon will enter the umbra (darkest part of the Earth’s shadow) at 10:16 UT (6:16 EDT, 3:16 PDT) on June 26. Mid-eclipse occur at 11:38 UT (4:38 PDT). The Moon leaves the umbra at 12:59 UT (5:59 PDT).
The eclipse is partial because only about 50% of the Moon will be in the dark umbral shadow of the Earth.
For more info see NASA’s page on the eclipse here.
Looking ahead, mark December 21/22 on your calendar. On that night a total Lunar eclipse will be visible high in the sky over all of North America.