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Flag for New Zealand September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Napier, New Zealand (Ahuriri)

Max view in Napier
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 6:12 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Napier: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 4:54 AM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:12 AM

Ends: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 8:53 AM


Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes

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September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Napier

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
4:54 AM Sep 176:12 AM Sep 176:15 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Napier on Saturday, September 17, 2016

EventTime in NapierDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 4:54 AM278°West14.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in NapierSep 17 at 6:12 AM266°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Napier 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetSep 17 at 6:15 AM266°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 6:54 AM260°West7.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 8:53 AM239°West-southwest28.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Napier (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Napier

Eclipse Visibility from NapierVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
Partial
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013May 10SolarPartial
Annular
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Napier, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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