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Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 4:54 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Traralgon: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

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

Ended: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:54 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Traralgon

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared 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 176:20 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Traralgon on Saturday, September 17, 2016

EventTime in TraralgonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 2:54:43 AM301°West-northwest37.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 4:54:21 AM279°West15.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetSep 17 at 6:20:02 AM267°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 6:54:00 AM262°West7.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Traralgon (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Traralgon

Eclipse Visibility From TraralgonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 13SolarPartial
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Traralgon, or the path map image for global details.

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