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Flag for Sri Lanka March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Trincomalee: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Ended: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 7:24 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Trincomalee

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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.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

6:16 PM Mar 236:20 PM Mar 237:24 PM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Trincomalee on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in TrincomaleeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 3:09:31 PM82°East44.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 5:17:14 PM88°East14.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 23 at 6:16:08 PM91°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in TrincomaleeMar 23 at 6:20:42 PM91°East0.9°
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.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 7:24:53 PM93°East16.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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 and Transits Visible in Trincomalee

Eclipse Visibility From TrincomaleeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPenumbral
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarAnnular
Note: Click on the date link for details in Trincomalee, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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