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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Ürümqi: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 8:24 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 — Ürümqi

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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.

More about the March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd
8:21 PM Mar 238:24 PM Mar 239:54 PM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Ürümqi on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in ÜrümqiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 5:39 PM61°East-northeast27.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 7:47 PM85°East6.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 23 at 8:21 PM91°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in ÜrümqiMar 23 at 8:24 PM91°East0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Ürümqi 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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 9:54 PM107°East-southeast15.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Ürümqi (CST – China Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Ürümqi

Eclipse Visibility from ÜrümqiVisibility 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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