Home > Sun & Moon > Eclipses > South Pole, Antarctica

Flag for Antarctica Eclipses in South Pole, Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott station)

Max view in South Pole
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:02 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


South Pole: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 10:39 PM

Maximum: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 2:02 AM

Ends: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 2:54 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Location

March 23, 2016 – March 24, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — South Pole

You are using an outdated browser, to view the animation please update or switch to a modern browser. Alternatively you can view the old animation by clicking here.

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.

More about the March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Add Eclipse to Calendar

Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd
12:57 AM Mar 242:02 AM Mar 242:54 AM Mar 24
Expand for more details on eclipse events and times

Local times for eclipse in South Pole on Thursday, March 24, 2016

EventTime in South PoleDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 10:39 PM270°West0.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 24 at 12:47 AM270°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 24 at 12:57 AM270°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in South PoleMar 24 at 2:02 AM90°East0.1°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in South Pole 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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 24 at 2:54 AM90°East0.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Times are local for South Pole (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in South Pole

Eclipse Visibility from South PoleVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 27SolarPartial
Annular
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Feb 16SolarAnnular
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in South Pole, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100