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Friday, September 16, 2016 at 6:38 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Santa Maria: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 3:54 PM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 6:38 PM

Ended: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 7:54 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Santa Maria

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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

6:34 PM Sep 166:38 PM Sep 167:54 PM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in Santa Maria on Friday, September 16, 2016

EventTime in Santa MariaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 3:54:43 PM82°East37.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 5:54:21 PM91°East9.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 6:34:31 PM93°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Santa MariaSep 16 at 6:38:00 PM94°East0.7°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Santa Maria 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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 7:54:00 PM99°East17.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Santa Maria (CVT – Cape Verde Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Santa Maria

Eclipse Visibility From Santa MariaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Santa Maria, or the path map image for global details.

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