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Flag for American Samoa September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pago Pago, American Samoa

Max view in Pago Pago
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 6:14 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Pago Pago: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 5:54 AM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 6:14 AM

Ends: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 9:53 AM


Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes

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September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pago Pago

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

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.

More about the September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
5:54 AM Sep 166:14 AM Sep 166:17 AM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in Pago Pago on Friday, September 16, 2016

EventTime in Pago PagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 5:54 AM268°West4.8°
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 Pago PagoSep 16 at 6:14 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 Pago Pago 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 16 at 6:17 AM266°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 7:54 AM260°West23.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 9:53 AM248°West-southwest49.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Pago Pago (SST – Samoa Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Pago Pago

Eclipse Visibility from Pago PagoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
Total
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
Annular
2014Apr 14LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 27LunarPenumbral
Total
2019Jan 20LunarPartial
Total
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Pago Pago, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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