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Flag for India September 27, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Akola, Maharashtra, India

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Friday, September 27, 1996 at 6:06 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Akola: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Sep 27, 1996 at 5:43 AM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 27, 1996 at 6:06 AM

Ended: Fri, Sep 27, 1996 at 11:04 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes


September 27, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Akola

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Akola, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. 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

5:43 AM Sep 276:06 AM Sep 276:08 AM Sep 27
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Local times for eclipse in Akola on Friday, September 27, 1996

EventTime in AkolaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 5:43:57 AM269°West5.1°
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 AkolaSep 27 at 6:06:04 AM271°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 Akola 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 27 at 6:08:21 AM272°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 6:42:43 AM275°West8.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 7:49:46 AM281°West23.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 27 at 8:24:25 AM285°West-northwest30.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 27 at 8:58:56 AM290°West-northwest37.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 27 at 10:05:59 AM302°West-northwest51.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 27 at 11:04:52 AM320°Northwest61.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Akola (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Akola

Eclipse Visibility From AkolaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1990Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarTotal
1990Aug 6LunarPartial
1991Jul 26 / Jul 27LunarPenumbral
1992Dec 10LunarTotal
1993Jun 4LunarTotal
1993Nov 6MercuryTransit
1995Apr 15LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 24SolarPartial
1996Apr 4LunarTotal
1996Sep 27LunarPenumbral
1997Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
1998Aug 22SolarPartial
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Aug 11SolarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Akola, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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