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Flag for Antarctica August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo Station, Ross Island)

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

McMurdo: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:50 AM

Maximum: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Ends: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute


August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from McMurdo. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
5:22 AM Aug 86:20 AM Aug 87:18 AM Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in McMurdo on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

EventTime in McMurdoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 3:50:01 AM313°Northwest23.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 5:22:56 AM290°West-northwest19.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 6:20:29 AM276°West16.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 8 at 7:18:09 AM262°West13.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 8:50:56 AM241°West-southwest8.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Times are local for McMurdo (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in McMurdo

Eclipse Visibility from McMurdoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Feb 16SolarPartial
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
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