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| Space on Apr 26, 2013

See it! Photos of April 25-26 lunar eclipse

Best photos from EarthSky friends around the world of the partial lunar eclipse of April 25, 2013.

It was the third-shortest partial lunar eclipse of this century, only 27 minutes long. And North America could not see any part of it. But today’s eclipse – April 25, 2013 – was visible in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The photos are beginning to come in, and they are beautiful.

April 25, 2013 partial lunar eclipse from EarthSky Facebook friend Jean-Baptiste Feldmann in France.  Thank you, Jean-Baptiste!  View larger.

April 25, 2013 partial lunar eclipse from EarthSky Facebook friend Jean-Baptiste Feldmann in France. Thank you, Jean-Baptiste! View larger.

April 25 partial lunar eclipse via our friend Sharon Williams in Guernsey.  Thank you, Sharon!

April 25 partial lunar eclipse via our friend Sharon Williams in Guernsey. Thank you, Sharon!

Our friend Myriam Besso wrote,

Our friend Myriam Besso wrote, “The partial eclipse Moon setting in the dawn sky. Taken on the Apple in Sydney 6.15 am.” The date in Sydney would have been April 26, 2013. View larger.

Moon track in the sky during the central part of eclipse, from our friend Fausto Lubatti.  He wrote,

Moon track in the sky during the central part of eclipse, from our friend Fausto Lubatti. He wrote, “It’s a combination of multiple shots: 39 for the Moon (one every 2 minutes and half) and one final shot for the moonlit panorama; all done on a tripod.” View larger.

Our friend Andrew Brown captured this photo of the April 25 eclipse.

Our friend Andrew Brown captured this photo of the April 25 eclipse.

The partial eclipse from our friend Sandy S. Palacpec Jr. in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.  Thank you, Sandy!

April 25 partial eclipse from our friend Sandy S. Palacpec Jr. in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Thank you, Sandy!

Luca Milevoj captured this photo of the April 25 partial eclipse.  Thank you, Luca!

Luca Milevoj at Lake Garda, Italy captured this photo of the April 25 partial eclipse. Thank you, Luca!

The lunar eclipse from our friend Zhean Peter Nacionales in the Philippines.  Thank you, Zhean.  View larger.

The lunar eclipse from our friend Zhean Peter Nacionales in the Philippines. Thank you, Zhean. View larger.

A self-portrait from our friend Zhean Peter Nacionales in the Philippines.  Zhean is a young astrophotographer who contributes many fine photos to EarthSky on Facebook.

A self-portrait from our friend Zhean Peter Nacionales in the Philippines. Zhean is a young astrophotographer who contributes many fine photos to EarthSky on Facebook.

A view of the April 25 lunar eclipse from Prague from our friend Raymond Johnston.  Thanks, Raymond.

A view of the April 25 lunar eclipse from Prague from our friend Raymond Johnston. Thanks, Raymond.

Our friend Abhijit Juvekar in Dombivli, India provided this wonderful photo and some great info about today's eclipse.  View Abhijit's info here.

Our friend Abhijit Juvekar in Dombivli, India provided this wonderful photo and some great info about today’s eclipse. View Abhijit’s info here.

April 25 partial lunar eclipse from our friend Jean Marie Andre Delaporte in Normandy, France.  Thank you, Jean Marie!

April 25 partial lunar eclipse from our friend Jean Marie Andre Delaporte in Normandy, France. Thank you, Jean Marie!

A composite image of the eclipse from our friend Prakash Rokx in India.  Thank you, Prakash!

A composite image of the eclipse from our friend Prakash Rokx in India. Thank you, Prakash!

See many more photos of the April 25-26 eclipse at EarthSky’s Facebook page

Bottom line: Photos from EarthSky friends around the world of the April 25-26 partial eclipse of the moon. Third-shortest eclipse of the 21st century? Meh. That didn’t stop us! Thanks to all who posted!