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Flag for Antarctica September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo Station, Ross Island)

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Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 6:54 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

McMurdo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 4:54 AM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:54 AM

Ends: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 8:53 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

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

4:54 AM Sep 176:54 AM Sep 177:41 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in McMurdo on Saturday, September 17, 2016

EventTime in McMurdoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 4:54:42 AM296°West-northwest8.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 6:54:20 AM268°West2.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetSep 17 at 7:41:08 AM257°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 8:53:59 AM240°West-southwest2.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for McMurdo (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in McMurdo

Eclipse Visibility from McMurdoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Feb 16SolarPartial
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in McMurdo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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