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Monday, September 28, 2015 at 5:47 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Trincomalee: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 5:41 AM

Maximum: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 5:47 AM

Ended: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes


September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Trincomalee

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Trincomalee, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. 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

5:41 AM Sep 285:47 AM Sep 285:49 AM Sep 28
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Local times for eclipse in Trincomalee on Monday, September 28, 2015

EventTime in TrincomaleeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 5:41:47 AM271°West1.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in TrincomaleeSep 28 at 5:47:29 AM271°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 Trincomalee 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.
MoonsetSep 28 at 5:49:37 AM271°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 6:37:13 AM273°West11.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 7:41:12 AM276°West26.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 28 at 8:17:09 AM278°West35.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 28 at 8:53:05 AM280°West43.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 9:57:05 AM287°West-northwest58.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 10:52:31 AM301°West-northwest70.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Trincomalee (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Trincomalee

Eclipse Visibility from TrincomaleeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Trincomalee, or the path map image for global details.

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