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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 12:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Alofi: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 10:39 PM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 12:47 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 2:54 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 22, 2016 – March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Alofi

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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

10:39 PM Mar 2212:47 AM Mar 232:54 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Alofi on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in AlofiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 22 at 10:39:31 PM56°Northeast57.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 12:47:14 AM345°North-northwest70.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 2:54:53 AM293°West-northwest49.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Alofi (NUT – Niue Time).

Eclipses visible in Alofi

Eclipse Visibility from AlofiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27LunarPenumbral
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