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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:33 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Sterling Heights: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 5:39 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 7:33 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 9:54 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes


March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Sterling Heights

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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

5:39 AM Mar 237:33 AM Mar 237:36 AM Mar 23
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Local times for eclipse in Sterling Heights on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EventTime in Sterling HeightsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 23 at 5:39:31 AM249°West-southwest20.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Sterling HeightsMar 23 at 7:33:36 AM269°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 Sterling Heights 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.
MoonsetMar 23 at 7:36:43 AM269°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 23 at 7:47:14 AM271°West1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 23 at 9:54:53 AM293°West-northwest24.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sterling Heights (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Sterling Heights

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