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Flag for China August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Max view in Chengdu
Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 5:10 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Chengdu: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 2:24 AM

Maximum: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 5:10 AM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 7:55 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Chengdu

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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 Chengdu. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
3:36 AM Aug 175:10 AM Aug 176:37 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Chengdu on Sunday, August 17, 2008

EventTime in ChengduDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 2:24:49 AM207°South-southwest40.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 3:36:06 AM226°Southwest32.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 17 at 5:10:07 AM243°West-southwest16.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetAug 17 at 6:37:21 AM255°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 6:44:13 AM256°West-southwest1.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 7:55:22 AM265°West16.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Chengdu (CST – China Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Chengdu

Eclipse Visibility from ChengduVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarTotal
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Chengdu, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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