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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Metairie: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 4:39 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 8:54 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Metairie

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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

4:39 AM Mar 236:47 AM Mar 237:06 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Metairie on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in MetairieDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 4:39:31 AM250°West-southwest30.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 6:47:14 AM267°West3.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetMar 23 at 7:06:32 AM269°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 8:54:53 AM283°West-northwest23.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Metairie (CDT – Central Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Metairie

Eclipse Visibility from MetairieVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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