A partial eclipse of the Moon occurred on 25 April, 2013 AD UT. A tiny bite out of the Moon may have been visible at maximum, though just 1% of the Moon was shadowed in a partial eclipse which lasted for 27 minutes exactly and was visible from most of Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa. A shading across the moon from the Earth's penumbral shadow should have been visible at maximum eclipse.
The timings of the phases of the eclipse are as follows:
|Penumbral eclipse began:||18:03:41 UT|
|Partial eclipse began:||19:54:04 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||20:07:29 UT|
|Partial eclipse ended:||20:21:04 UT|
|Penumbral eclipse ended:||22:11:23 UT|
This was the 65th eclipse in Saros series 112. The previous eclipse in this series is on 15 Apr, 1995 AD; the next is on 7 May, 2031 AD. The previous eclipse in the Triple Saros is on 24 Mar, 1959 AD; the next is on 28 May, 2067 AD.
This map shows the visibility of the eclipse. The bright area in the middle will see the whole eclipse; the yellow band to the right will see the start of the eclipse, and the blue band to the left will see the end. Note that the map is approximate, and if you are near the edge of the area of visibility, the moon will be very close to the horizon and may not be practically visible.
You can use the zoom controls to zoom in and out, and pan to see areas of interest. Hover your mouse over the tags to see what stage of the eclipse each circle represents. The green marker in the centre shows where the Moon will be directly overhead at maximum eclipse.
This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.) EclipseMaps/2013_04_25.gif
|Saros Series||112||Saros Number||64|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||0.9866||Central Magnitiude||0.0148|
|Gamma||-1.0121||Path Width (km)|
|Delta T||68||Penumbral Duration||4 hours and 8 minutes|
|Partial Duration||27 minutes exactly||Total Duration|
|Contact p1||18:03:41 on 25 Apr UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||19:54:04 on 25 Apr UT||Contact u2|
|Max eclipse||20:07:29 on 25 Apr UT|
|Contact u3||Contact u4||20:21:04 on 25 Apr UT|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||22:11:23 on 25 Apr UT|
The TD Date/Time of this eclipse (as shown in NASA's eclipse listings) is 20:08:38 on 25 Apr TDT.