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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
March 23, 2016
Lunar eclipse chart close-2016Mar23.png
The moon will perceptibly dim as the moon passed through the Earth's northern penumbral shadow
Series (and member) 142 (18 of 74)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Penumbral 4:15:21
P1 9:39:29 UTC
Greatest 11:47:12
P4 13:54:50

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on March 23, 2016, the first of three lunar eclipses in 2016.


It was visible from east Asia, Australia, and most of North America.

View of earth from moon at greatest eclipse

Related eclipsesEdit

Eclipses of 2016Edit

This eclipse is the one of four lunar eclipses in a short-lived series at the ascending node of the moon's orbit.

The lunar year series repeats after 12 lunations or 354 days (Shifting back about 10 days in sequential years). Because of the date shift, the Earth's shadow will be about 11 degrees west in sequential events.

Half-Saros cycleEdit

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[1] This lunar eclipse is related to two partial solar eclipses of Solar Saros 149.

March 19, 2007 March 29, 2025

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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