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Flag for Samoa March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Apia, Samoa

Max view in Apia
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 1:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Apia: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 11:39 PM

Maximum: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 1:47 AM

Ends: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 3:54 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes

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March 23, 2016 – March 24, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Apia

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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

StartMaxEnd
11:39 PM Mar 231:47 AM Mar 243:54 AM Mar 24
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Local times for eclipse in Apia on Thursday, March 24, 2016

EventTime in ApiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 11:39 PM66°East-northeast58.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 24 at 1:47 AM347°North-northwest75.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 24 at 3:54 AM288°West-northwest53.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Apia (WST – West Samoa Time).

Eclipses visible in Apia

Eclipse Visibility from ApiaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
Total
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
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
2018Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
Total
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Total
2019Jul 3SolarPartial
Total
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