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Flag for Wallis and Futuna March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:47 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Mata-Utu: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 9:39 PM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 11:47 PM

Ends: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 1:54 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 23, 2016 – March 24, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mata-Utu

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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

9:39 PM Mar 2311:47 PM Mar 231:54 AM Mar 24
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Local times for eclipse in Mata-Utu on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in Mata-UtuDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 9:39:31 PM70°East-northeast54.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 11:47:14 PMNorth76.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 24 at 1:54:53 AM291°West-northwest57.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Mata-Utu (WFT – Wallis and Futuna Time).

Eclipses visible in Mata-Utu

Eclipse Visibility from Mata-UtuVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mata-Utu, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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