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September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna

Max view in Mata-Utu
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 5:35 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Mata-Utu: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 4:54 AM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 5:35 AM

Ends: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 8:53 AM


Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes

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September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mata-Utu

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 September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
4:54 AM Sep 175:35 AM Sep 175:38 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Mata-Utu on Saturday, September 17, 2016

EventTime in Mata-UtuDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 4:54 AM269°West9.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Mata-UtuSep 17 at 5:35 AM267°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 Mata-Utu 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.
MoonsetSep 17 at 5:38 AM267°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 6:54 AM262°West18.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 8:53 AM252°West-southwest45.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mata-Utu (WFT – Wallis and Futuna Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Mata-Utu

Eclipse Visibility from Mata-UtuVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
Partial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
Total
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 16LunarPenumbral
Total
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
Annular
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarPartial
Total
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
Total
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Total
2019Jul 3SolarPartial
Total
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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