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Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 6:38 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Wake Island: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 4:54 AM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:38 AM

Ended: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 8:54 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Wake Island

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared 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

4:54 AM Sep 176:38 AM Sep 176:42 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Wake Island on Saturday, September 17, 2016

EventTime in Wake IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 4:54:43 AM257°West-southwest23.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Wake IslandSep 17 at 6:38:48 AM266°West0.7°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Wake Island 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.
MoonsetSep 17 at 6:42:23 AM266°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 6:54:21 AM267°West2.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 8:54:00 AM278°West30.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Wake Island (WAKT – Wake Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Wake Island

Eclipse Visibility From Wake IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPartial
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Wake Island, or the path map image for global details.

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