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Partial Lunar Eclipse: August 16, 2008

Geographic Region: S. America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia

The last eclipse of 2008 is a partial lunar eclipse at the Moon's ascending node in Capricornus. It is visibile primarily from the Eastern Hemisphere as well as eastern South America. Greatest eclipse takes place at 21:10:06 UT when the eclipse magnitude will reach 0.8076. The timings of the major phases of the eclipse are listed below.


Penumbral Eclipse Begins:   18:24:49 UT
Partial Eclipse Begins:   19:36:07 UT
Greatest Eclipse:   21:10:09 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends:   22:44:16 UT
Penumbral Eclipse Ends:   23:55:25 UT


The Moon’s trajectory takes it through the northern umbral shadow, resulting in a partial eclipse that lasts 94 minutes. At mid-eclipse the Moon's northern limb passes 5.9 arc-minutes outside the umbra's northern edge. The Moon's southern edge is then 16.5 arc-minutes from the shadow's centre.


Eclipse map and predictions courtesy of Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
For more information on solar and lunar eclipses, see Fred Espenak's Eclipse Home Page:






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