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Flag for Uruguay March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Fray Bentos, Uruguay

Max view in Fray Bentos
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:53 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Fray Bentos: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:39 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:53 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 10:54 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Fray Bentos

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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

6:39 AM Mar 236:53 AM Mar 236:56 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Fray Bentos on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in Fray BentosDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 6:39:31 AM272°West3.0°
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 Fray BentosMar 23 at 6:53:44 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 Fray Bentos 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.
MoonsetMar 23 at 6:56:15 AM270°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 8:47:14 AM254°West-southwest22.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 10:54:53 AM229°Southwest45.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Fray Bentos (UYT – Uruguay Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Fray Bentos

Eclipse Visibility from Fray BentosVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2018Feb 15SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
2019Jul 16LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fray Bentos, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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