A partial lunar eclipse will occur on Monday morning. It will be visible in its entirely in the Pacific Ocean, but in North American it will end after moonset. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into the earth’s shadow. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a portion of the moon enters the earth’s umbra, or the portion of the shadow that totally obscures the moon. Monday the the entire moon will also pass through the penumbra, or the portion of the earth’s shadow which merely darkens the moon. The penumbral eclipse will begin at 4:48 A.M. eastern time. The partil eclipse will begin at 6:00 A.M. and end at 8:06 A.M., with the greatest obscuration at 7:03. Afterward, the penumbral exlipse will end at 9:18.
The eclipse will not be visible in most of New England and in parts of Eastern Canada. It will be not be visible in the Atlantic, Europe, Africa, or much of eastern Asia either.