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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Whistler: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 2:39 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 4:47 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:54 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Whistler

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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

2:39 AM Mar 234:47 AM Mar 236:54 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Whistler on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in WhistlerDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 2:39:31 AM206°South-southwest36.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 4:47:14 AM239°West-southwest22.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 6:54:53 AM264°West3.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Times are local for Whistler (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in Whistler

Eclipse Visibility from WhistlerVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Whistler, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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