Penumbral eclipse moon

There’s a “sort of eclipse” of the moon tonight – Phil Plait’s article describes it well: … the Moon misses the umbra, but only by a tiny bit. That’s why this is called a deep penumbral eclipse; it passes deeply into the secondary shadow of the Earth, but not the really dark one … what will you see … the northern part of the Moon will look darker than the southern side, but neither will be dark dark. More dusky, probably. It should certainly be noticeable …

And here’s what I can see right now … I took two pictures, the first at 7:15pm and the second at 7:45pm, to show how the eclipse is getting stronger (you can also see how the shadow appears to rotate around the moon, because of our location on the Earth):

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