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Flag for Australia March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Eucla, Western Australia, Australia

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:32 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Eucla: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:24 PM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 8:32 PM

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

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Eucla

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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

6:24 PM Mar 238:32 PM Mar 2310:39 PM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Eucla on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in EuclaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 6:24:31 PM89°East1.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 8:32:14 PM71°East-northeast27.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 10:39:53 PM42°Northeast50.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Eucla (ACWST – Australian Central Western Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Eucla

Eclipse Visibility from EuclaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarPartial
2014Apr 29SolarPartial
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Eucla, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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