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Eclipse visible in Accra – September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do 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

Local times for eclipse in Accra on Friday, September 16, 2016

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in AccraDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 4:57 PM92°East14.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 5:56 PM94°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 6:55 PM95°East13.6° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 8:53 PM99°East42.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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

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

Times are local for Accra (GMT - Greenwich Mean Time).

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Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 28, 2015LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 1, 2016SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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Feb 10 / Feb 11, 2017LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 26, 2017SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 7, 2017LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 27, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2019LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16 / Jul 17, 2019LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 10, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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