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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Blanc-Sablon: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 5:39 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 5:47 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 9:54 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Blanc-Sablon

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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

5:39 AM Mar 235:47 AM Mar 235:50 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Blanc-Sablon on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in Blanc-SablonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 5:39:31 AM267°West1.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Blanc-SablonMar 23 at 5:47:30 AM269°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Blanc-Sablon 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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMar 23 at 5:50:46 AM270°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 7:47:14 AM292°West-northwest18.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 9:54:53 AM322°Northwest33.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Blanc-Sablon (AST – Atlantic Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Blanc-Sablon

Eclipse Visibility from Blanc-SablonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Blanc-Sablon, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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