A penumbral lunar eclipse will occur on September 16-17., 2016, the last of three lunar eclipses in 2016, preceded two weeks earlier by an annular solar eclipse. The whole lunar eclipse – or certain parts of it – will be visible from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa; Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean; Arctic, Antarctica (view attached chart for details).
There are three kinds of lunar eclipses: 1. the total eclipse of the Moon when the inner part of Earth’s shadow, called the ’umbra’, falls on the Moon’s face (at mid-eclipse, the entire Moon is in shadow, which may appear blood red); 2. the partial lunar eclipse when the ’umbra’ takes a bite out of only a fraction of the Moon (the dark bite grows larger, and then recedes, never reaching the total phase); 3. the penumbral lunar eclipse when the more diffuse outer shadow of Earth, called the ’penumbra’, falls on the Moon’s face (see zoomable chart).
Note that since this upcoming one will be a penumbral eclipse, it is going to be hard to observe, as the Moon will only appear a bit fainter. >>> More info