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A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on September 16, 2016, the last of three lunar eclipses in 2016.

September 2016 lunar eclipse
Penumbral eclipse
Penumbral eclipse on Sep.16, 2016 (29735793325).jpg
From Oria, Italy, 18:54 UTC
Date16 September 2016
Saros cycle147 (9 of 71)
Penumbral239 minutes, 16 seconds



It was visible from Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

View from moon at greatest eclipse
Visibility map


Related eclipsesEdit

This eclipse is the one of four lunar eclipses in a short-lived series at the descending 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 154.

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See alsoEdit


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

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