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Flag for Russia March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Irkutsk, Russia

Max view in Irkutsk
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 7:17 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Irkutsk: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 5:23 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 7:17 AM

Ended: Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 10:11 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 47 minutes


March 15, 2006 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Irkutsk

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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

5:23 AM Mar 157:17 AM Mar 157:27 AM Mar 15
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Local times for eclipse in Irkutsk on Wednesday, March 15, 2006

EventTime in IrkutskDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 15 at 5:23:46 AM251°West-southwest18.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in IrkutskMar 15 at 7:17:06 AM273°West1.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Irkutsk would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetMar 15 at 7:27:31 AM275°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 15 at 7:47:30 AM279°West2.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 15 at 10:11:15 AM308°Northwest23.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Irkutsk (IRKT – Irkutsk Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Irkutsk

Eclipse Visibility from IrkutskVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarPartial
2004May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 14SolarPartial
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Irkutsk, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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