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Flag for Cabo Verde February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mindelo, Cabo Verde (Mindel’)

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Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 2:26 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Mindelo: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 11:36 PM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 2:26 AM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 5:15 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 20, 2008 – February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mindelo

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Mindelo. 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
12:43 AM Feb 212:26 AM Feb 214:08 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Mindelo on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in MindeloDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 11:36:36 PM106°East-southeast71.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 12:43:19 AM165°South-southeast83.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 2:01:10 AM252°West-southwest71.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 2:26:07 AM257°West-southwest66.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 2:50:54 AM261°West60.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 4:08:45 AM268°West42.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 5:15:36 AM272°West26.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Mindelo (CVT – Cape Verde Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mindelo

Eclipse Visibility From MindeloVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
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