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March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Willemstad, Curaçao

Max view in Willemstad
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:37 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Willemstad: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:37 AM

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


Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes

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March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Willemstad

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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

StartMaxMoonset
5:39 AM Mar 236:37 AM Mar 236:40 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Willemstad on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in WillemstadDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 5:39 AM267°West13.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in WillemstadMar 23 at 6:37 AM270°West0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Willemstad 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 6:40 AM270°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 7:47 AM273°West16.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 9:54 AM282°West-northwest46.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Willemstad (AST – Atlantic Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Willemstad

Eclipse Visibility from WillemstadVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
Total
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Willemstad, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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