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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Santa Cruz: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 2:39 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 4:47 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:54 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes

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March 23, 2016 — 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 March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxEnd
2:39 AM Mar 234:47 AM Mar 236:54 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Santa Cruz on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in Santa CruzDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 2:39:31 AM214°South-southwest47.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 4:47:14 AM245°West-southwest27.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 6:54:53 AM266°West3.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Times are local for Santa Cruz (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in Santa Cruz

Eclipse Visibility from Santa CruzVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
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