One of two lunar eclipses before the Great American Eclipse occurs on the night of 10/11 of February 2017. This eclipse will be penumbral meaning that the Moon will pass through the outer shadow of the Earth. The Full Moon will enter the penumbral shadow at 22:34 UT on Friday February 10, 2017 reaching maximum eclipse at 00:43 UT (On Saturday 11th). The Moon will then leave the Earth’s shadow at 02:53 UT with the whole event lasting over 3 hours from start to finish.
NASA Eclipse Visibility
As this NASA illustration shows below, there is only a slight darkening of the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse.
Lunar Eclipse Timings 10-11 Feb 2017
Please note that all times shown before midnight are for Friday 10th February. All times after midnight are for Saturday 11th February
|Time Zone||Eclipse Begins||Maximum Eclipse||Eclipse Ends|
|PST||Not visible||Not Visible||18:53:29|
|UT / GMT||22:34:14||00:43:54||02:53:29|
|UT+6||04:34:14||Not Visible||Not Visible|
|UT+6.5||05:04:14||Not Visible||Not Visible|
|UT+7||05:34:14||Not Visible||Not Visible|
|UT+8||Not visible||Not Visible||Not Visible|
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