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August 17, 2027 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Niamey, Niger

Aug 17, 2027 at 6:34 am
Near max in Niamey
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Niamey
Begins: Tue, Aug 17, 2027 at 6:24 am
Maximum: Tue, Aug 17, 2027 at 6:36 am -0.971 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Aug 17, 2027 at 6:38 am
Duration: 14 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


August 17, 2027 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Niamey

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

6:24 am Tue, Aug 17
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 256°
6:36 am Tue, Aug 17
Maximum in Niamey This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Niamey. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Niamey 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-southwest 256°
6:38 am Tue, Aug 17SettingMoonset 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-southwest 256°
8:13 am Tue, Aug 17Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 261°
10:03 am Tue, Aug 17Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 266°

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 Niamey

Eclipse Visibility From NiameyVisibility Worldwide
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 28, 2026 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Feb 6, 2027 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Niamey, or the path map image for global details.

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