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See Partial lunar eclipse live online today

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A partial lunar eclipse today will not be visible from Arizona but you can see it live online at Slooh.com

Slooh telescopes have live online cameras that track celestial events all over the world. 

There is at least one facility in the area where the eclipse will be visible in the night sky. 

Check out the map below. The eclipse is visible in Africa, Europe, Russia, most of Asia, and down to Australia. 

The full moon occurs at 12:58 PM Arizona time with the peak of the partial eclipse at 1:07 PM Arizona time. 

The moon however is below the horizon at that point and doesn't rise into the Arizona sky until 7:15 PM this evening.  

But, there are more eclipses this year.

The next penumbral lunar eclipse is visible from the United States in just one month on May 25th. 

Click here for a list of lunar and solar eclipses this year.

 

The following is from NASA.

Partial Lunar Eclipse of April 25

 

The first lunar eclipse of 2013 occurs at the Moon's ascending node in southern Virgo about 12° east of Spica (mv = +1.05). It is visible primarily from the Eastern Hemisphere. The Moon's contact times with Earth's shadows are listed below.

               Penumbral Eclipse Begins:  18:03:38 UT                Partial Eclipse Begins:    19:54:08 UT                Greatest Eclipse:          20:07:30 UT                Partial Eclipse Ends:      20:21:02 UT                Penumbral Eclipse Ends:    22:11:26 UT 

At the instant of greatest eclipse[1] the umbral eclipse magnitude will reach 0.0147. This event is barely partial with just 0.5 arc-minutes of the Moon's northern limb dipping into umbral shadow. Consequently, the partial phase lasts less than 27 minutes.

Figure 1 shows the path of the Moon through the penumbra and umbra as well as a map of Earth showing the regions of eclipse visibility. To catch the entire event, one must be located in eastern Europe or Africa, central Asia or western Australia. At the instant of greatest eclipse the Moon will be at the zenith for an observer just east of Madagascar. Eastern parts of South America will experience moonrise with the eclipse already in progress, but none of the eclipse is visible from North America.

The April 25 eclipse belongs to Saros 112, a series of 72 eclipses in the following sequence: 7 penumbral, 21 partial, 15 total, 22 partial, and 7 penumbral lunar eclipses (Espenak and Meeus, 2009). In particular, the April 25 event is the last partial eclipse in Saros 112. Complete details for the series can be found at:

eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEsaros/LEsaros112.html

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