Penumbral Lunar Eclipse November 28 2012: The term “Penumbral” refers to the partially shaded outer region of a shadow that an object casts. This type of eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the faint penumbral portion of Earth’s shadow.

During the November 28 2012, lunar eclipse the full moon will pass into the hazy outer edge (penumbra) of Earth’s shadow. This subtle shadow across the moon’s surface will be visible in East Asia, Australia, Hawaii and Alaska, with possible views at moonset and moonrise for the western United States and parts of Europe and Africa.  (Huffingtonpost)

Lunar Eclipse November 28 2012

Astro-photographer Andrew Wall Captured images of the moon before and during the Penumbral lunar eclipse (left and right, respectively). “The images were taken from my backyard in Paralowie, South Australia,”

A penumbral eclipse of the moon is seen over Manila in the Philippines.

Lunar Eclipse November 28

Penumbral Eclipse of the moon is seen over Manila in the Philippines.

Lunar Eclipse Nov 28 2012

Earth’s shadow slightly darkens the moon over Chiba City in Japan.