Full Moon Before the 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse

Lunar eclipses always occur at Full Moon (see: Lunar Eclipses For Beginners). This image shows the Full Moon an hour before the partial eclipse begins. The instant of Full Moon occurred at 11:11:33.2 UT while the instant of greatest eclipse was 11:03:13 UT. Full Moon is defined as the instant when the ecliptic longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180°.

Additional photos can be seen at: 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse Photo Gallery.

Partial Lunar Eclipse of June 04

        Penumbral Eclipse Begins:     08:48:09 UT   (01:48:09 MST)        Partial Eclipse Begins:       09:59:53 UT   (02:59:53 MST)        Greatest Eclipse:             11:03:13 UT   (04:03:13 MST)        Partial Eclipse Ends:         12:06:30 UT   (05:06:30 MST)        Penumbral Eclipse Ends:       13:18:17 UT   (06:18:17 MST)

For more information on the eclipse, see: 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse (NASA).

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