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Flag for India September 27, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Bombay)

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Friday, September 27, 1996 at 6:18 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Mumbai: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Fri, Sep 27, 1996 at 6:18 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes


September 27, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mumbai

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Mumbai, 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 276:18 AM Sep 276:25 AM Sep 27
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Local times for eclipse in Mumbai on Friday, September 27, 1996

EventTime in MumbaiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 5:43:57 AM268°West9.0°
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 MumbaiSep 27 at 6:18:45 AM271°West1.3°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Mumbai would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetSep 27 at 6:25:31 AM272°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 6:42:43 AM273°West3.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 7:49:46 AM279°West19.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 27 at 8:24:25 AM282°West-northwest27.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 27 at 8:58:56 AM286°West-northwest34.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 27 at 10:05:59 AM297°West-northwest48.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 27 at 11:04:52 AM312°Northwest59.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mumbai (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mumbai

Eclipse Visibility From MumbaiVisibility 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
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Aug 11SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mumbai, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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