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Flag for Chile August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Santiago, Chile

Max view in Santiago
Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 6:18 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Santiago: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Maximum: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 6:18 PM

Ended: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 7:55 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Santiago

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:14 PM Aug 166:18 PM Aug 166:44 PM Aug 16
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Local times for eclipse in Santiago on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in SantiagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 2:24 PM147°South-southeast37.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 3:36 PM131°Southeast28.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 5:10 PM114°East-southeast12.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 16 at 6:14 PM105°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in SantiagoAug 16 at 6:18 PM104°East-southeast0.7°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Santiago would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 16 at 6:44 PM101°East5.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 16 at 7:55 PM92°East19.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Santiago (CLT – Chile Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Santiago

Eclipse Visibility from SantiagoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPenumbral
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarPartial
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2007Sep 11SolarPartial
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Santiago, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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