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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:47 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Datong: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 5:39 PM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 7:47 PM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 9:54 PM


Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes

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March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Datong

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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.

More about the March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd
6:34 PM Mar 237:47 PM Mar 239:54 PM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Datong on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in DatongDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 5:39 PM82°East10.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 23 at 6:34 PM90°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 7:47 PM102°East-southeast12.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 9:54 PM127°Southeast34.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Datong (CST – China Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Datong

Eclipse Visibility from DatongVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
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