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Flag for Congo Dem.Rep. February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kinshasa, Congo Dem.Rep.

Max view in Kinshasa
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 4:26 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Kinshasa: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 1:36 AM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:26 AM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 7:15 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes

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February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kinshasa

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Kinshasa. 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
2:43 AM Feb 214:26 AM Feb 216:08 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Kinshasa on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in KinshasaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 1:36 AM304°Northwest62.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 2:43 AM292°West-northwest47.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 4:01 AM285°West-northwest29.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 4:26 AM284°West-northwest23.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 4:50 AM283°West-northwest18.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 6:08 AM280°West0.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetFeb 21 at 6:09 AM280°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 7:15 AM279°West16.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kinshasa (WAT – West Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kinshasa

Eclipse Visibility from KinshasaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
Total
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
Total
2001Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Partial
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
Total
2003May 16LunarTotal
Total
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
Annular
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
Total
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
Partial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
Annular
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kinshasa, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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