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March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Mar 25, 2024 at 7:29 pm
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Melbourne
Begins: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 7:25 pm
Maximum: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 7:29 pm -0.463 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 8:32 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes
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March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:53 pm Mon, Mar 25Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Southeast 129°
-39.1°
6:12 pm Mon, Mar 25Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 102°
-14.8°
7:25 pm Mon, Mar 25RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East 91°
-0.2°
7:29 pm Mon, Mar 25
Maximum in Melbourne This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Melbourne. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Melbourne 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°
0.4°
8:32 pm Mon, Mar 25
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East 81°
12.3°

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 Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility From MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 29, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, North/East Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica

Note: Click on the date link for details in Melbourne, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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