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Flag for Australia August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Hedland, Western Australia, Australia

Max view in Port Hedland
Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 5:10 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Port Hedland: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 2:24 AM

Maximum: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 5:10 AM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 7:55 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Hedland

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Port Hedland. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
3:36 AM Aug 175:10 AM Aug 176:27 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Port Hedland on Sunday, August 17, 2008

EventTime in Port HedlandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 2:24 AM276°West54.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 3:36 AM269°West38.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 17 at 5:10 AM262°West16.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetAug 17 at 6:27 AM257°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 6:44 AM255°West-southwest2.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 7:55 AM249°West-southwest19.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Port Hedland (AWST – Australian Western Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Port Hedland.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Port Hedland

Eclipse Visibility from Port HedlandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003Nov 24SolarPartial
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port Hedland, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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