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Eclipses in 2016

March 9: Total solar eclipse

March 23: Penumbral lunar eclipse

September 1: Annular solar eclipse

September 16: penumbral lunar eclipse




The Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 is visible from the following geographic regions:

     • Partial Eclipse: east Asia, Australia, Pacific

             • Total Eclipse: Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Pacific

The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 2016 Mar 09 at 01:58:19 TD (01:57:11 UT1). This is 1.2 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Aquarius.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 130 and is number 52 of 73 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon's descending node. The solar eclipse of 2016 Mar 09 is a relatively long totaleclipse with a duration at greatest eclipse of 04m09s. It has aneclipse magnitude of 1.0450.

The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 23 is visible from the following geographic regions:

             • Asia, Australia, Pacific, western Americas

The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 2016 Mar 23 at 11:48:22 TD (11:47:14 UT1). This is 2.1 days before the Moon reaches apogee. During the eclipse, the Moon is in the constellation Virgo.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 142 and is number 18 of 74 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon's ascending node.

The Annular Solar Eclipse of 2016 Sep 01 is visible from the following geographic regions:

             • Partial Eclipse: Africa, Indian Ocean

             • Annular Eclipse:Atlantic, central Africa, Madagascar, Indian

The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 2016 Sep 01 at 09:08:02 TD (09:06:54 UT1). This is 5.4 days before the Moon reaches apogee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Leo.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 135 and is number 39 of 71 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon's ascending node.

The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of 2016 Sep 16 is visible from the following geographic regions:

             • Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, western Pacific

The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 2016 Sep 16 at 18:55:27 TD (18:54:19 UT1). This is 1.9 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Moon is in the constellation Pisces.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 147 and is number 9 of 71 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon's descending node. This is a very deep penumbral eclipse. It has a penumbral eclipse magnitude of 0.9080 and a penumbral eclipse duration of 239.4 minutes.