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Total Lunar Eclipse of August 28

The August 28th 2007 Total Lunar Eclipse will be visible from  Eastern Australia and New Zealand.
The eclipses mid-totality (10:37 UT) will be observable  from French Polynesia. At that time, the umbral eclipse magnitude will be 1.4760

An eclipsed Moonrise will be visible from western Australia and most of Asia. It will be visible at Moonset for most of the Americas.
The early penumbral or umbral phases will be in progress at moonset for observers in Maritime Canada. From the eastern USA, the Great Lakes region and Ontario, the Moon sets in total eclipse. Only observers to the west of the Rockies (including Alaska) can see the entire event
The eclipse is not visible from Europe, Africa, and Western Asia.


The eclipse occurs at the ascending node of Luna's orbit in southern Aquarius when the Moon is only 2.6 days from perigee. The Moon's path passes through the Earths southern umbral shadow, resulting in a total eclipse that lasts 90 minutes. At mid-totality the Moon's centre passes just 12.8 arc-minutes south of the shadow axis. This places the Moon's northern limb only 3.4 arc-minutes north of the axis while the southern limb is 15.4 arc-minutes from the umbra's southern edge.
Since different parts of the Moon will probe radically different portions of Earth's umbral shadow, a large variation in shadow brightness can be expected. As a consequence of this geometry, the southern half of the totally eclipsed Moon will appear considerably brighter than the northern half.


Total Lunar Eclipse of August 28 (Image)

The eclipse not visible from Aberdeen

2007 August 28 - total lunar eclipse (423kb, PDF)

The penumbral phase of August's eclipse begins at about 07:54 UT, but most observers will not be able to visually detect the shadow until about 08:30 UT.

Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 07:53:39 UT
Partial Eclipse Begins: 08:51:16 UT
Total Eclipse Begins: 09:52:22 UT
Greatest Eclipse: 10:37:22 UT
Total Eclipse Ends: 11:22:24 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends: 12:23:30 UT
Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 13:21:01 UT

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Source NASA

-- Edited by Blobrana at 14:17, 2007-07-20

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