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Flag for Brazil August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Max view in Rio de Janeiro
Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Rio de Janeiro: 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

Location

August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rio de Janeiro

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

More about the August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:32 PM Aug 166:10 PM Aug 167:44 PM Aug 16
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Local times for eclipse in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in Rio de JaneiroDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 3:24 PM119°East-southeast26.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 4:36 PM110°East-southeast12.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 16 at 5:32 PM104°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 6:10 PM101°East7.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 16 at 7:44 PM92°East28.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 16 at 8:55 PM84°East44.3°
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 visible in Rio de Janeiro

Eclipse Visibility from Rio de JaneiroVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
Total
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
Total
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
Total
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2004May 4LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
Total
2006Sep 7LunarPenumbral
Partial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
Annular
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
Total
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
Total
2007Sep 11SolarPartial
Partial
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
Partial
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
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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