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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Spokane: 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


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Spokane

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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

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

EventTime in SpokaneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 2:39:31 AM214°Southwest36.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 4:47:14 AM245°West-southwest20.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 6:54:53 AM268°West0.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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.
Times are local for Spokane (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Spokane

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