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April 2013 lunar eclipse

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April 2013 lunar eclipse

Partial lunar eclipse
April 25, 2013

In this partial eclipse the Moon only grazed the southern border of the Earth's umbra.
Gamma -1.0121
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Partial 0:27:00
Penumbral 4:07:42
Contacts (UTC)
P1 18:03:38
U1 19:54:08
Greatest 20:07:30
U4 20:21:02
P4 22:11:26

A partial lunar eclipse took place on April 25, 2013, the first of three lunar eclipses in 2013. Only a tiny sliver (about 1%) of the Moon was covered by the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse, but the entire northern half of the Moon was darkened from being inside the penumbral shadow. This was one of the shortest partial eclipses of the Moon for the 21st century, lasting 27 minutes.


  • Visibility 1
  • Gallery 2
  • Related eclipses 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


It was visible over Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.


Related eclipses

This eclipse was one of four lunar eclipses in a short-lived series at the ascending node of the Moon's orbit.

The lunar year series repeats after 12 lunations or 354 days, shifting back by about 10 days in consecutive years. Because of the date shift, the Earth's shadow will be about 11 degrees west in sequential events.
Lunar eclipse series sets from 2013–2016
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Viewing
Type Saros Viewing
2013 Apr 25
2013 Oct 18
2014 Apr 15
2014 Oct 08
132 2015 Apr 04
137 2015 Sep 28
142 2016 Mar 23
147 2016 Sep 16
Last set 2013 May 25 Last set 2012 Nov 28
Next set 2017 Feb 11 Next set 2016 Aug 08

See also


  • 2013 Apr 25: Partial Lunar Eclipse

External links

  • 2013 Apr 25 chart: Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
  • Hermit eclipse: 2013-04-25
  • APOD 2013/5/25 Caterpillar Moon
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