Basic Astronomy

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on 23rd March 2016

23 March 2015 lunar eclipse
Lunar eclipse chart on 23rd March 2016.

A Penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on 23rd March 2016. This is the first of two lunar eclipses in 2016.

The duration of penumbral eclipse is 4 hour 15 minute 26 second.

A lunar eclipse can occur only at full Moon. Lunar eclipses occur when Earths shadow blocks the light from Sun, which otherwise reflects off the Moon.


Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at nearly same time.

23 March 2015 lunar eclipse
Lunar eclipse from Moon on 23rd March 2016.

The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.

EventUTC Time
Penumbral Eclipse begins23 March, 09:40:37.3
Maximum Eclipse23 March, 12:00:14
Penumbral Eclipse ends23 March, 14:58:58

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