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Flag for Chile February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Easter Island, Chile (Rapa Nui)

Max view in Easter Island
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 10:26 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Easter Island: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 7:36 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:26 PM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 1:15 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 20, 2008 – February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Easter Island

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Easter Island. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
8:51 PM Feb 2010:26 PM Feb 2012:08 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Easter Island on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

EventTime in Easter IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 7:36:36 PM85°East16.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 8:43:19 PM78°East-northeast1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 20 at 8:51:46 PM78°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 10:01:10 PM70°East-northeast14.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 10:26:07 PM66°East-northeast19.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 10:50:54 PM63°East-northeast24.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 12:08:45 AM48°Northeast38.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 1:15:36 AM30°North-northeast47.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Easter Island (EASST – Easter Island Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Easter Island

Eclipse Visibility from Easter IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Jul 1SolarPartial
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarPartial
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Easter Island, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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