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Flag for Sierra Leone March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Monday, March 25, 2024 at 6:54 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Freetown: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 4:53 AM

Maximum: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 6:54 AM

Ends: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 9:32 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 39 minutes


March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Freetown

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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.

More about the March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

4:53 AM Mar 256:54 AM Mar 256:58 AM Mar 25
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Local times for eclipse in Freetown on Monday, March 25, 2024

EventTime in FreetownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 25 at 4:53:13 AM264°West29.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in FreetownMar 25 at 6:54:37 AM269°West0.7°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Freetown 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 25 at 6:58:15 AM269°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 25 at 7:12:46 AM269°West2.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 25 at 9:32:21 AM274°West37.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Freetown (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Freetown

Eclipse Visibility from FreetownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2021Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023Oct 14SolarPartial
2023Oct 28LunarPartial
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 7LunarPartial
2026Aug 12SolarPartial
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 6SolarPartial
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 2SolarPartial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jan 26SolarPartial
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Freetown, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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