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Flag for India March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Karaikudi: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 7:24 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Karaikudi

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

6:25 PM Mar 236:27 PM Mar 237:24 PM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Karaikudi on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in KaraikudiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 3:09 PM79°East46.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 5:17 PM87°East16.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 23 at 6:25 PM91°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KaraikudiMar 23 at 6:27 PM91°East0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Karaikudi 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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 7:24 PM93°East13.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Karaikudi (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Karaikudi

Eclipse Visibility from KaraikudiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarAnnular
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPenumbral
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarAnnular
Note: Click on the date link for details in Karaikudi, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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