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Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 4:54 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Launceston: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 2:54 AM

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

Ends: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:53 AM


Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes

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Upcoming Eclipse: May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit is not visible in Launceston. See animation and where it can be seen

September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Launceston

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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.

More about the September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
2:54 AM Sep 174:54 AM Sep 176:18 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Launceston on Saturday, September 17, 2016

EventTime in LauncestonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 2:54:42 AM303°West-northwest35.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 4:54:20 AM280°West14.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetSep 17 at 6:18:37 AM266°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 6:53:59 AM261°West7.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Launceston (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Launceston

Eclipse Visibility From LauncestonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 13SolarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
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