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Flag for Antarctica February 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mawson, Antarctica (Mawson Base, Holme Bay)

Max view in Mawson
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 4:27 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Mawson: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 3:34 AM

Maximum: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 4:27 AM

Ends: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 7:53 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 19 minutes


February 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mawson

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During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

3:34 AM Feb 114:27 AM Feb 114:35 AM Feb 11
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Local times for eclipse in Mawson on Saturday, February 11, 2017

EventTime in MawsonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 11 at 3:34:14 AM322°Northwest3.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in MawsonFeb 11 at 4:27:59 AM310°Northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Mawson would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to Northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetFeb 11 at 4:35:13 AM308°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 11 at 5:43:49 AM293°West-northwest5.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 11 at 7:53:25 AM264°West17.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mawson (MAWT – Mawson Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Mawson.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Mawson

Eclipse Visibility from MawsonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 29SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 13SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPartial
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mawson, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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