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Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:48 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Santa Cruz: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 2:34 PM

Maximum: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 5:48 PM

Ends: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 6:53 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 19 minutes


February 10, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Santa Cruz

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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.

More about the February 10, 2017 – February 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

5:45 PM Feb 105:48 PM Feb 106:53 PM Feb 10
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Local times for eclipse in Santa Cruz on Friday, February 10, 2017

EventTime in Santa CruzDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 10 at 2:34:14 PM39°Northeast31.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 10 at 4:43:49 PM65°East-northeast11.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 10 at 5:45:54 PM74°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Santa CruzFeb 10 at 5:48:37 PM74°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Santa Cruz 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 10 at 6:53:25 PM84°East12.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Santa Cruz (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Santa Cruz

Eclipse Visibility From Santa CruzVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
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