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Flag for Kiribati June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tarawa, Kiribati

Max view in Tarawa
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 6:17 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Tarawa: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 5:24 AM

Maximum: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 6:17 AM

Ended: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes


June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tarawa

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Tarawa, 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

5:24 AM Jun 166:17 AM Jun 166:19 AM Jun 16
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Local times for eclipse in Tarawa on Thursday, June 16, 2011

EventTime in TarawaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 5:24:36 AM246°West-southwest11.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in TarawaJun 16 at 6:17:15 AM247°West-southwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Tarawa 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 6:19:51 AM247°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 6:22:57 AM247°West-southwest0.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 7:22:31 AM246°West-southwest14.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 16 at 8:12:41 AM245°West-southwest25.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJun 16 at 9:02:42 AM242°West-southwest36.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 16 at 10:02:15 AM236°Southwest48.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 16 at 11:00:44 AM225°Southwest59.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Tarawa (GILT – Gilbert Island Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Tarawa

Eclipse Visibility from TarawaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarAnnular
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Tarawa, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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