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Flag for Costa Rica March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — San Jose, Costa Rica

Max view in San Jose
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:40 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

San Jose: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 3:39 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 5:40 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 7:54 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — San Jose

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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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

3:39 AM Mar 235:40 AM Mar 235:42 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in San Jose on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in San JoseDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 3:39:31 AM264°West29.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in San JoseMar 23 at 5:40:07 AM270°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in San Jose 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 23 at 5:42:21 AM270°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 5:47:14 AM270°West0.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 7:54:53 AM275°West32.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for San Jose (CST – Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in San Jose

Eclipse Visibility from San JoseVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in San Jose, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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