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Flag for Brazil August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Max view in Fortaleza
Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Fortaleza: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 3:24 PM

Maximum: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Ended: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 8:55 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Fortaleza

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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 Fortaleza. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:34 PM Aug 166:10 PM Aug 167:44 PM Aug 16
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Local times for eclipse in Fortaleza on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in FortalezaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 3:24:49 PM108°East-southeast30.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 4:36:06 PM105°East-southeast14.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 16 at 5:34:17 PM103°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 6:10:07 PM103°East-southeast8.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 16 at 7:44:13 PM102°East-southeast30.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 16 at 8:55:22 PM104°East-southeast47.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Fortaleza (BRT – Brasília Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Fortaleza

Eclipse Visibility from FortalezaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarPenumbral
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fortaleza, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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