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Eclipse visible in Kolkata – Mar 23, 2016 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

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 Mar 23, 2016 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Wednesday, March 23, 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 KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 3:12 PM74°East-northeast34.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 5:18 PM88°East6.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 23 at 5:46 PM91°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KolkataMar 23 at 5:48 PM91°East0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Kolkata would be around this time.
Moon near horizon, must have completely free sight or higher up than the surroundings.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 7:23 PM100°East21.2° 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 Kolkata.

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

Times are local for Kolkata (IST - India Standard Time).

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