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March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mackay, Qld, Australia

Mar 25, 2024 at 6:14 pm
Near max in Mackay
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Mackay, Queensland
Begins: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 6:10 pm
Maximum: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 6:12 pm -0.341 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 7:32 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.

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March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mackay

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Mackay. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (AEST) for Mackay.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
2:53 pm Mon, Mar 25Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 112°
-44.6°
5:12 pm Mon, Mar 25Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East 96°
-14.0°
6:10 pm Mon, Mar 25RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East 91°
-0.2°
6:12 pm Mon, Mar 25
Maximum in Mackay This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Mackay. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Mackay because the Moon is below the horizon at that 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East 91°
0.2°
7:32 pm Mon, Mar 25
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East 84°
17.9°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

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.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mackay

Eclipse Visibility From MackayVisibility Worldwide
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 17, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse

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