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Flag for Laos March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Vientiane, Laos

Max view in Vientiane
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 6:17 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Vientiane: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 4:23 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 6:17 AM

Ended: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 9:11 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 47 minutes


March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Vientiane

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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

4:23 AM Mar 156:17 AM Mar 156:22 AM Mar 15
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Local times for eclipse in Vientiane on Wednesday, March 15, 2006

EventTime in VientianeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 15 at 4:23:46 AM264°West27.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in VientianeMar 15 at 6:17:06 AM273°West1.1°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Vientiane would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetMar 15 at 6:22:32 AM273°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 15 at 6:47:30 AM275°West6.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 15 at 9:11:15 AM288°West-northwest39.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Vientiane (ICT – Indochina Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Vientiane

Eclipse Visibility from VientianeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Vientiane, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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