March 2016 lunar eclipse
|Penumbral Lunar Eclipse|
March 23, 2016
The moon will perceptibly dim as the moon passed through the Earth's northern penumbral shadow
|Series (and member)||142 (18 of 74)|
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
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.
|Lunar eclipse series sets from 2013–2016|
|Ascending node||Descending node|
||2013 Apr 25
||2013 Oct 18
||2014 Apr 15
||2014 Oct 08
||2015 Apr 04
||2015 Sep 28
|142||2016 Mar 23
||2016 Sep 16
|Last set||2013 May 25||Last set||2012 Nov 28|
|Next set||2017 Feb 11||Next set||2016 Aug 18|
|March 19, 2007||March 29, 2025|
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros