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Flag for India June 4, 2012 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Max view in Madurai
Monday, June 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Madurai: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Maximum: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Ended: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes


June 4, 2012 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Madurai

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

6:38 PM Jun 46:40 PM Jun 46:48 PM Jun 4
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Local times for eclipse in Madurai on Monday, June 4, 2012

EventTime in MaduraiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 4 at 2:18 PM115°East-southeast57.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 4 at 3:29 PM110°East-southeast42.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 4 at 4:33 PM109°East-southeast28.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 4 at 5:36 PM110°East-southeast14.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJun 4 at 6:38 PM112°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in MaduraiJun 4 at 6:40 PM112°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Madurai 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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 4 at 6:48 PM113°East-southeast1.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Times are local for Madurai (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Madurai

Eclipse Visibility from MaduraiVisibility 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 8LunarPenumbral
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 Madurai, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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