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March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Fada N'gourma, Burkina Faso (Noungu)

Mar 25, 2024 at 5:59 am
Near max in Fada N'gourma
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Fada N'gourma
Begins: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 4:53 am
Maximum: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 6:01 am -0.425 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 6:03 am
Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Fada N'gourma

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Fada N'gourma. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (GMT) for Fada N'gourma. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.2 seconds.

4:53 am Mon, Mar 25
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West 265°
6:01 am Mon, Mar 25
Maximum in Fada N'gourma This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Fada N'gourma. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Fada N'gourma 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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West 268°
6:03 am Mon, Mar 25SettingMoonset Setting, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase makes the Moon so dim before it sets, that it might disappear from view some time before it sets.Map direction West 269°
7:12 am Mon, Mar 25Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 272°
9:32 am Mon, Mar 25Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 281°

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 Fada N'gourma

Eclipse Visibility From Fada N'gourmaVisibility Worldwide
Oct 28, 2023 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

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

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