2013 Solar and Lunar Eclipses

The following are the solar and lunar eclipses for the next two years:

April 25, 2013: Partial eclipse of the Moon. This lunar eclipse is not visible in North America; it can be viewed from Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Antarctica.

May 9, 2013: Annular eclipse of the Sun. This eclipse on May 9–10 will not be visible from North America. Hawaiians will be able to view a partial eclipse on May 9 between 2:25 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. HAST. The eclipse will be visible from the central Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, and Indonesia.

May 24, 2013: Penumbral eclipse of the Moon. This lunar eclipse on May 24–25 will be fully visible from North America (except for Alaska) but not visible from Hawaii. The eclipse starts on May 24 at 11:43 P.M. EDT and ends on May 25 at 12:37 A.M. EDT. Note that the penumbral magnitude of this eclipse is only 0.041! The Moon is just barely grazing Earth’s shadow, making this a rather pathetic “eclipse.”

October 18, 2013: Penumbral eclipse of the Moon. This penumbral eclipse will be only partially visible from North America, as it will have started before the Moon has risen above the horizon. (No eclipse will be visible in western Alaska or Hawaii.) The Moon will enter the penumbra at 5:48 P.M. EDT and leave it at 9:52 P.M. EDT.

November 3, 2013: Total eclipse of the Sun. Eastern North America will be able to see only a short partial solar eclipse during this event, at local sunrise after 6:00 A.M. EST. The eclipse will end at around 7:10 A.M. EST.