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Flag for US Minor Outlying Islands June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Howland Island, US Minor Outlying Islands

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 5:35 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Howland Island: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 5:24 AM

Maximum: Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 5:35 AM

Ended: Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes


June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Howland Island

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Howland Island, 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 155:35 AM Jun 155:37 AM Jun 15
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Local times for eclipse in Howland Island on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

EventTime in Howland IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 5:24:36 AM247°West-southwest2.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Howland IslandJun 15 at 5:35:21 AM247°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Howland Island 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJun 15 at 5:37:44 AM247°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 6:22:57 AM247°West-southwest10.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 7:22:31 AM245°West-southwest23.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 15 at 8:12:41 AM242°West-southwest34.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJun 15 at 9:02:42 AM238°West-southwest44.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 15 at 10:02:15 AM228°Southwest55.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 15 at 11:00:44 AM209°South-southwest64.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Howland Island (AoE – Anywhere on Earth).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Howland Island

Eclipse Visibility From Howland IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20LunarTotal
2011Jun 15LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
2014Apr 14LunarTotal
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 8SolarPartial
2016Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 20LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Howland Island, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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