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Penumbral Eclipse of the Hunter’s Moon Happening on October 18-19

By: EarthSky.org
By: EarthSky.org
Raj Hardia in Indore, India caught this photo of the November 28, 2012 penumbral lunar eclipse soon after it began. The shadow on the moon is coming from the left in this photo. It’s very, very subtle.

Raj Hardia in Indore, India caught this photo of the November 28, 2012 penumbral lunar eclipse soon after it began. The shadow on the moon is coming from the left in this photo. It’s very, very subtle.

The full moon on Friday night into Saturday morning, known as the Hunter's Moon in October, will undergo a subtle lunar eclipse. It will be the last lunar eclipse of 2013.

The Prenumbral Eclipse is only a partial eclipse -- so not as striking as a total eclipse -- but experienced photographers should be able to catch the difference as it occurs.

The eclipse will be better seen from Europe or Africa, versus North America. It will be occurring during moon rise for the East Coast on Friday evening.

For more on the Prenumbral Eclipse of the Hunter's Moon, check out the complete article from earthsky.org. (Pictures of the last Prenumbral Eclipse are included as well)


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