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Flag for French Southern Territories March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 4:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Port-aux-Francais: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 2:23 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 4:47 AM

Ended: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 7:11 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 47 minutes


March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared 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 March 14, 2006 – March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

2:23 AM Mar 154:47 AM Mar 156:17 AM Mar 15
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Local times for eclipse in Port-aux-Francais on Wednesday, March 15, 2006

EventTime in Port-aux-FrancaisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 15 at 2:23:46 AM325°Northwest30.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 15 at 4:47:30 AM292°West-northwest13.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetMar 15 at 6:17:36 AM275°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 15 at 7:11:15 AM265°West8.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Port-aux-Francais (TFT – French Southern and Antarctic Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Port-aux-Francais.

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

Eclipses visible in Port-aux-Francais

Eclipse Visibility from Port-aux-FrancaisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Feb 5SolarPartial
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003May 16LunarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarPartial
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port-aux-Francais, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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