Lunar Eclipse | South Australia | 25 Mar 2024

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When to see the next Lunar Eclipse in Australia.

Catch a glimpse of the next Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in South Australia.

There are three types of lunar eclipse – total, partial and penumbral.  A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the moon moves through the faint, outer part of earth’s shadow, the penumbra. When this happens, the earth blocks some of the sun’s light from directly reaching the moon’s surface and covers all or part of the moon with the outer part of its shadow.

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the moon, so is often mistaken for a regular full moon.

There are two celestial events that must happen at the same time for a penumbral lunar eclipse to occur:

  1. The moon must be in the full moon phase.
  2. The sun, earth, and moon must be nearly aligned, but not as closely aligned as during a partial eclipse.

On Monday 25 March 2024 from approximately 7.11pm – 8.02pm in South Australia, viewers should be able to catch a glimpse of the penumbral lunar eclipse for around 60 minutes.   It will be the only eclipse visible in Australia until March next year.

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