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Flag for Chile March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Easter Island, Chile (Rapa Nui)

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Easter Island: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 4:39 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 8:54 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Easter Island

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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

4:39 AM Mar 236:47 AM Mar 238:27 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Easter Island on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in Easter IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 4:39:31 AM304°West-northwest46.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 6:47:14 AM281°West-northwest21.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetMar 23 at 8:27:37 AM270°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 8:54:53 AM266°West6.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Easter Island (EAST – Easter Island Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Easter Island

Eclipse Visibility from Easter IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarTotal
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Easter Island, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100