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Flag for Greece March 14, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Athens, Greece

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 1:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Athens: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Mar 14, 2006 at 11:23 PM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 1:47 AM

Ended: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 4:11 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 47 minutes


March 14, 2006 – March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Athens

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During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared 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 14, 2006 – March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

11:23 PM Mar 141:47 AM Mar 154:11 AM Mar 15
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Local times for eclipse in Athens on Wednesday, March 15, 2006

EventTime in AthensDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 14 at 11:23:46 PM151°South-southeast51.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 15 at 1:47:30 AM209°South-southwest50.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 15 at 4:11:15 AM247°West-southwest29.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Athens (EET – Eastern European Time).

Eclipses visible in Athens

Eclipse Visibility from AthensVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPartial
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
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