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Flag for Canada February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 7:26 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Victoria: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 4:36 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 7:26 PM

Ended: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:15 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Victoria

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Victoria. 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
5:43 PM Feb 207:26 PM Feb 209:08 PM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in Victoria on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

EventTime in VictoriaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 4:36:36 PM63°East-northeast9.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 20 at 5:35:17 PM74°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 5:43:19 PM75°East-northeast1.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 7:01:10 PM89°East12.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 7:26:07 PM94°East16.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 7:50:54 PM99°East20.7°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 9:08:45 PM115°East-southeast32.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 10:15:36 PM132°Southeast41.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Victoria (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Victoria

Eclipse Visibility From VictoriaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Victoria, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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