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Flag for Brazil March 3, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 8:20 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Rio de Janeiro: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Mar 3, 2007 at 5:18 PM

Maximum: Sat, Mar 3, 2007 at 8:20 PM

Ended: Sat, Mar 3, 2007 at 11:23 PM

Duration: 6 hours, 5 minutes


March 3, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rio de Janeiro

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Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Rio de Janeiro. 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
6:30 PM Mar 38:20 PM Mar 310:11 PM Mar 3
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Local times for eclipse in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, March 3, 2007

EventTime in Rio de JaneiroDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 5:18:11 PM87°East13.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 3 at 6:15:59 PM82°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 6:30:21 PM80°East2.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 7:44:13 PM73°East-northeast18.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 3 at 8:20:56 PM68°East-northeast26.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 3 at 8:57:33 PM63°East-northeast34.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 3 at 10:11:25 PM48°Northeast48.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 3 at 11:23:39 PM23°North-northeast58.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Rio de Janeiro (BRT – Brasília Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Rio de Janeiro

Eclipse Visibility From Rio de JaneiroVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2007Sep 11SolarPartial
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rio de Janeiro, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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