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Flag for North Korea March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pyongyang, North Korea

Max view in Pyongyang
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 6:50 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Pyongyang: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 6:23 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 6:50 AM

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


Duration: 4 hours, 47 minutes

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March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pyongyang

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

StartMaxMoonset
6:23 AM Mar 156:50 AM Mar 156:53 AM Mar 15
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Local times for eclipse in Pyongyang on Wednesday, March 15, 2006

EventTime in PyongyangDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 15 at 6:23 AM270°West5.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in PyongyangMar 15 at 6:50 AM274°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 Pyongyang 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.
MoonsetMar 15 at 6:53 AM274°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 15 at 8:25 AM289°West-northwest17.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 15 at 11:11 AM325°Northwest43.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Pyongyang (KST – Korea Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Pyongyang

Eclipse Visibility from PyongyangVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
Total
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
Total
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
Partial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
Annular
2004May 5LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 14SolarPartial
Partial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
Partial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
Partial
2007Mar 4LunarPartial
Total
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
Partial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
Total
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Pyongyang, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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