Home > Sun & Moon > Eclipses > Easter Island, Chile

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

Max view in Easter Island
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

Location

March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Easter Island

You are using an outdated browser, to view the animation please update or switch to a modern browser. Alternatively you can view the old animation by clicking here.

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.

More about the March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Add Eclipse to Calendar

Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
4:39 AM Mar 236:47 AM Mar 238:27 AM Mar 23
Expand for more details on eclipse events and times

Local times for eclipse in Easter Island on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in Easter IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 4:39 AM304°West-northwest46.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 6:47 AM281°West-northwest21.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetMar 23 at 8:27 AM270°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 8:54 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
Partial
2010Jul 11SolarTotal
Total
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
Total
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
Total
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Total
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