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

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Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 5:36 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 5:36 AM

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

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


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

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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

4:54 AM Sep 175:36 AM Sep 175:39 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 4:54:42 AM269°West10.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Mata-UtuSep 17 at 5:36:31 AM267°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 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 5:39:21 AM267°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 6:54:20 AM262°West18.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 8:53:59 AM252°West-southwest45.3° 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
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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