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Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 6:29 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Neiafu: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 5:54 AM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:29 AM

Ends: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 9:53 AM


Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes

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September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Neiafu

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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

StartMaxMoonset
5:54 AM Sep 176:29 AM Sep 176:31 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Neiafu on Saturday, September 17, 2016

EventTime in NeiafuDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 5:54:42 AM269°West8.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in NeiafuSep 17 at 6:29:19 AM267°West0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Neiafu 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 17 at 6:31:46 AM266°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 7:54:20 AM260°West19.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 9:53:59 AM246°West-southwest45.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Neiafu (TOT – Tonga Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Neiafu

Eclipse Visibility From NeiafuVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
Total
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Neiafu, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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