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Eclipse visible in Pago Pago – Sep 16, 2016 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do 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 Sep 16, 2016 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Pago Pago on Friday, September 16, 2016

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in Pago PagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 5:57 AM267°West3.9° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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 6:13 AM267°West0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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.
Moon near horizon, must have completely free sight or higher up than the surroundings.
MoonsetSep 16 at 6:15 AM266°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 7:55 AM260°West23.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 9:53 AM248°West-southwest50.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Pago Pago (SST - Samoa Standard Time).

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Apr 3 / Apr 4, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 22 / Mar 23, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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Jan 30 / Jan 31, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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