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Flag for Tokelau March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo, Tokelau, Tokelau

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 12:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Fakaofo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 10:39 PM

Maximum: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 12:47 AM

Ends: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 2:54 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


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

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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

10:39 PM Mar 2312:47 AM Mar 242:54 AM Mar 24
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Local times for eclipse in Fakaofo on Thursday, March 24, 2016

EventTime in FakaofoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 10:39:31 PM72°East-northeast60.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 24 at 12:47:14 AM338°North-northwest80.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 24 at 2:54:53 AM282°West-northwest53.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Fakaofo (TKT – Tokelau Time).

Eclipses visible in Fakaofo

Eclipse Visibility from FakaofoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 15LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
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