Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on 28th November visible in the Maldives

There will be a Penumbral Lunar eclipse that will be visible in the Maldives taking place on 28 November 2012. The eclipse starts at 5:15 PM, reaches mid eclipse at 7:33 PM and ends at 9:51 PM.

Since this is a penumbral eclipse, the Moon will only catch the softer outer-shadow cast by the Earth, which does not produce as dramatic eclipses as total or partial lunar eclipses. There will be a slight but distinct darkening of the northern edge of the Moon. By the time the Sun sets on the 28th, the Moon will be low on the Eastern horizon which means it will be a while before any viewing can be done. Depending on cloud cover and atmospheric conditions, it might be hard to notice the eclipse except around mid-eclipse.

The next earliest total Lunar eclipse visible in the Maldives occurs 8 October 2014.

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