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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:47 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Lanzhou: 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


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Lanzhou

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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

7:13 PM Mar 237:47 PM Mar 239:54 PM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Lanzhou on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in LanzhouDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 5:39:31 PM76°East-northeast18.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 23 at 7:13:53 PM91°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 7:47:14 PM95°East6.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 9:54:53 PM117°East-southeast29.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Lanzhou (CST – China Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Lanzhou

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