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Eclipse visible in South Pole – September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do 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 September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in South Pole on Saturday, September 17, 2016

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in South PoleDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 4:57 AM90°East2.9° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 6:55 AM90°East2.5° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 8:53 AM90°East2.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for South Pole (NZST - New Zealand Standard Time).

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