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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 1:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Rarotonga: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 11:39 PM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 1:47 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 3:54 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes

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March 22, 2016 – March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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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

StartMaxEnd
11:39 PM Mar 221:47 AM Mar 233:54 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 22 at 11:39 PM38°Northeast63.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 1:47 AM323°Northwest64.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 3:54 AM288°West-northwest39.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Rarotonga (CKT – Cook Island Time).

Eclipses visible in Rarotonga

Eclipse Visibility from RarotongaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
Partial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Total
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