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Flag for Guadeloupe March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:07 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Basse-Terre: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 5:39 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:07 AM

Ended: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 9:54 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes

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March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Basse-Terre

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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 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
5:39 AM Mar 236:07 AM Mar 236:10 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Basse-Terre on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in Basse-TerreDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 5:39:31 AM268°West6.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Basse-TerreMar 23 at 6:07:13 AM270°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 Basse-Terre 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.
MoonsetMar 23 at 6:10:24 AM270°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 7:47:14 AM276°West23.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 9:54:53 AM290°West-northwest52.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Basse-Terre (AST – Atlantic Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Basse-Terre

Eclipse Visibility From Basse-TerreVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
Partial
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
Transit
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
Total
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 16LunarPartial
Partial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
Transit
Note: Click on the date link for details in Basse-Terre, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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