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Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:59 am

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Xining: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 6:34 am

Maximum: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 7:59 am

Ended: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 10:53 am

Duration: 4 hours, 19 minutes


February 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Xining

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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.

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

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

6:34 am Feb 117:59 am Feb 118:02 am Feb 11
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Local times for eclipse in Xining on Saturday, February 11, 2017

EventTime in XiningDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 11 at 6:34:14 am274°West16.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in XiningFeb 11 at 7:59:54 am286°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 Xining 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 8:02:36 am286°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 11 at 8:43:49 am292°West-northwest8.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 11 at 10:53:25 am315°Northwest29.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Xining (CST – China Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Xining

Eclipse Visibility From XiningVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Xining, or the path map image for global details.

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