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Flag for Australia September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 4:54 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Sunshine Coast: 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


September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Sunshine Coast

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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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

2:54 AM Sep 174:54 AM Sep 175:49 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Sunshine Coast on Saturday, September 17, 2016

EventTime in Sunshine CoastDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 2:54:42 AM287°West-northwest37.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 4:54:20 AM273°West11.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetSep 17 at 5:49:54 AM267°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 6:53:59 AM260°West14.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sunshine Coast (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Sunshine Coast

Eclipse Visibility from Sunshine CoastVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Apr 29SolarPartial
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Sunshine Coast, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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