Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight
December 20, 2010 3 Comments
The astronomical event of the month is Tuesday morning’s Total Lunar Eclipse. With the Moon riding high in the sky near the border of Taurus and Gemini, the eclipse is perfectly placed for observers in North America.
Check out the Shadows and Substance site for animations and graphics about tonight’s eclipse.
The table below lists times for all 4 American time zones. Though the penumbral part of the eclipse starts at 5:28 UT, most people won’t see a noticeable darkening of the Moon until sometime around 6:00 UT.
UT EST CST MST PST Start of Penumbral Eclipse 5:28 12:28a 11:28p 10:28p 9:28p Start of Partial Eclipse 6:32 1:32a 12:32a 11:32p 10:32p Start of Total Eclipse 7:40 2:40a 1:40a 12:40a 11:40p Mid-Eclipse 8:17 3:17a 2:17a 1:17a 12:17a End of Total Eclipse 8:54 3:54a 2:54a 1:54a 12:54a End of Partial Eclipse 10:02 5:02a 4:02a 3:02a 2:02a End of Penumbral Eclipse 11:06 6:06a 5:06a 4:06a 3:06a