February 10th is the Day of Deep Penumbra Lunar Eclipse

People in North America will be able to  watch the Moon penumbral eclipse on February the 10th. This will cause the an interesting  crimson umbra, like the one during a partial or total lunar eclipse.

February’s penumbra eclipse will be one of the best possible. Moon’s northern part will miss Earth’s by about a hundred miles.  While no part of the Moon is going to get dark, the  shading will be very obvious.

At what time?

In the eastern part of North America, along with the South and Central America people will be able to see the shading clearly. In these parts the twilight will be over and the Moon is going to be shining brightly,by the time of the eclipse.

Central part of North america, it will be visible soon after the moon rise and the sunset, while the Moon is going to be low in the sky. In the West, the Moon will rise after the eclipse has set. But You will still be able to see the subtle eclipse on the Moon.

For the continents of Europe, Western Asia and Africa, they will have no troubles seeing it.

Because of the paleness of Earth’s penumbra, you wont be able to see it until half of the Moon has slided in. It will happen about 90 minutes after mid-eclipse  (at 0:44 Universal Time February 11th)

The eclipse will start on the Moon’s left side. In North America, only people from the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada will be able to see it clearly. This will depends on the clouds cover and how much you’re looking for subtle changes in the Moon.

As the mid-eclipse approaches, the lopsidedness of the Moon’s illumination will be seen clearly.At the northern part, the shading will be the most concentrated.This is caused when the umbra brightness drops off, it will be the sharpest near its inner edge.

Then the Moon rises higher and the twilight is gone, the process begins in reverse. At this point Americans will be able to see the eclipse the best.

Source: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/