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Flag for Australia August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 6:29 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Townsville: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 4:24 AM

Maximum: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 6:29 AM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 9:55 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Townsville

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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 Townsville. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:36 AM Aug 176:29 AM Aug 176:31 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Townsville on Sunday, August 17, 2008

EventTime in TownsvilleDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 4:24:49 AM265°West28.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 5:36:06 AM260°West12.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in TownsvilleAug 17 at 6:29:05 AM256°West-southwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Townsville would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 17 at 6:31:43 AM256°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 17 at 7:10:07 AM253°West-southwest9.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 8:44:13 AM243°West-southwest29.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 9:55:22 AM232°Southwest42.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Townsville (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Townsville

Eclipse Visibility From TownsvilleVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarPartial
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2003Nov 24SolarPartial
2004May 5LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2006Nov 9MercuryTransit
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Townsville, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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