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Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:37 am

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Thimphu: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 4:34 am

Maximum: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 6:37 am

Ends: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 8:53 am

Duration: 4 hours, 19 minutes


February 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Thimphu

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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.

More about the February 10, 2017 – February 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

4:34 am Feb 116:37 am Feb 116:40 am Feb 11
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Local times for eclipse in Thimphu on Saturday, February 11, 2017

EventTime in ThimphuDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 11 at 4:34:14 am271°West26.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in ThimphuFeb 11 at 6:37:48 am284°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Thimphu 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetFeb 11 at 6:40:25 am285°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 11 at 6:43:49 am285°West-northwest0.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 11 at 8:53:25 am302°West-northwest26.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Thimphu (BTT – Bhutan Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Thimphu

Eclipse Visibility From ThimphuVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Thimphu, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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