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Flag for Australia August 28, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 8:37 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Melbourne: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 5:53 PM

Maximum: Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 8:37 PM

Ended: Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 11:20 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 27 minutes


August 28, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Melbourne. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
6:51 PM Aug 288:37 PM Aug 2810:23 PM Aug 28
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Local times for eclipse in Melbourne on Tuesday, August 28, 2007

EventTime in MelbourneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 5:53:40 PM102°East-southeast1.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 6:51:17 PM93°East11.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 7:52:22 PM84°East23.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseAug 28 at 8:37:19 PM76°East-northeast31.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsAug 28 at 9:22:22 PM67°East-northeast39.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 28 at 10:23:28 PM52°Northeast49.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 28 at 11:20:58 PM32°North-northeast57.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Melbourne (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility from MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarPartial
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003Nov 24SolarPartial
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
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