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Flag for Belize October 17, 2005 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Belmopan, Belize

Max view in Belmopan
Monday, October 17, 2005 at 5:45 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Belmopan: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 3:53 AM

Maximum: Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 5:45 AM

Ended: Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 8:13 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 20 minutes


October 17, 2005 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Belmopan

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 Belmopan. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:35 AM Oct 175:45 AM Oct 175:48 AM Oct 17
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Local times for eclipse in Belmopan on Monday, October 17, 2005

EventTime in BelmopanDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 17 at 3:53 AM272°West25.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 17 at 5:35 AM280°West2.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in BelmopanOct 17 at 5:45 AM280°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Belmopan 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetOct 17 at 5:48 AM281°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 17 at 6:03 AM282°West-northwest2.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 17 at 6:31 AM284°West-northwest10.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 17 at 8:13 AM295°West-northwest32.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Belmopan (CST – Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Belmopan

Eclipse Visibility from BelmopanVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPenumbral
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2007Mar 3LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Belmopan, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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