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Flag for Australia March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Monday, March 25, 2024 at 6:29 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Cairns: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 2:53 PM

Maximum: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 6:29 PM

Ends: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 7:32 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 39 minutes


March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cairns

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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.

More about the March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

6:26 PM Mar 256:29 PM Mar 257:32 PM Mar 25
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Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Monday, March 25, 2024

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 25 at 2:53:13 PM111°East-southeast49.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 25 at 5:12:46 PM97°East17.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 25 at 6:26:08 PM91°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in CairnsMar 25 at 6:29:19 PM91°East0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Cairns 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 25 at 7:32:21 PM87°East15.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cairns (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cairns

Eclipse Visibility From CairnsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2020Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 29LunarPartial
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cairns, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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