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Flag for Japan June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Niigata, Japan

Max view in Niigata
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 4:18 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Niigata: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 2:24 AM

Maximum: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 4:18 AM

Ended: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes

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June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Niigata

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Niigata, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
3:22 AM Jun 164:18 AM Jun 164:21 AM Jun 16
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Local times for eclipse in Niigata on Thursday, June 16, 2011

EventTime in NiigataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 2:24 AM220°Southwest16.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 3:22 AM230°Southwest8.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in NiigataJun 16 at 4:18 AM239°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Niigata 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJun 16 at 4:21 AM240°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 4:22 AM240°West-southwest0.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 16 at 5:12 AM247°West-southwest9.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJun 16 at 6:02 AM254°West-southwest18.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 16 at 7:02 AM261°West28.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 16 at 8:00 AM270°West39.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Niigata (JST – Japan Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Niigata

Eclipse Visibility from NiigataVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
Annular
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 2SolarPartial
Partial
2011Jun 16LunarPartial
Total
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012May 21SolarPartial
Annular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2014Apr 15LunarPartial
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
Partial
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
Partial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Annular
Note: Click on the date link for details in Niigata, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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