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Eclipse visible in Chengdu – March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do 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 14, 2006 – March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Chengdu on Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in ChengduDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 15 at 5:26 AM259°West23.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in ChengduMar 15 at 7:16 AM273°West0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Chengdu 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 15 at 7:18 AM274°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 15 at 7:35 AM276°West2.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 15 at 10:10 AM298°West-northwest35.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Chengdu (CST - China Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Chengdu

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in ChengduLooks like in ChengduPath of the eclipse
Jan 10, 2001LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5 / Jul 6, 2001LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 30, 2001LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 11, 2002SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 9, 2003LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 29, 2006SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 19, 2007SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 1, 2008SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 26, 2009SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9 / Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 22, 2009SolarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 1, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 15, 2010SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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