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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 4:20 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Melbourne: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 1:50 AM

Maximum: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 4:20 AM

Ends: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 6:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute


August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Melbourne. 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
3:22 AM Aug 84:20 AM Aug 85:18 AM Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in Melbourne on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

EventTime in MelbourneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 1:50:01 AM312°Northwest59.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 3:22:56 AM287°West-northwest44.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 4:20:29 AM277°West33.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 8 at 5:18:09 AM268°West22.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 6:50:56 AM255°West-southwest4.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Times are local for Melbourne (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility From MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 13SolarPartial
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
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