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Flag for Tuvalu June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Funafuti, Tuvalu

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 6:01 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Funafuti: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 5:24 AM

Maximum: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 6:01 AM

Ended: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes


June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Funafuti

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Funafuti, 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

5:24 AM Jun 166:01 AM Jun 166:11 AM Jun 16
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Local times for eclipse in Funafuti on Thursday, June 16, 2011

EventTime in FunafutiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 5:24:36 AM248°West-southwest9.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in FunafutiJun 16 at 6:01:04 AM247°West-southwest2.1°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Funafuti would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetJun 16 at 6:11:58 AM247°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 6:22:57 AM246°West-southwest1.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 7:22:31 AM243°West-southwest15.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 16 at 8:12:41 AM239°West-southwest26.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJun 16 at 9:02:42 AM234°Southwest36.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 16 at 10:02:15 AM223°Southwest46.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 16 at 11:00:44 AM208°South-southwest54.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Funafuti (TVT – Tuvalu Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Funafuti

Eclipse Visibility From FunafutiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Funafuti, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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