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Flag for Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

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Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 9:10 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Abidjan: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Maximum: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 9:10 PM

Ended: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 11:55 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Abidjan

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Abidjan. 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.

More about the August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
7:36 PM Aug 169:10 PM Aug 1610:44 PM Aug 16
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Local times for eclipse in Abidjan on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in AbidjanDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 6:24:49 PM104°East-southeast0.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
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 beginsAug 16 at 7:36:06 PM106°East-southeast17.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 9:10:07 PM112°East-southeast38.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 16 at 10:44:13 PM126°Southeast59.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 16 at 11:55:22 PM158°South-southeast70.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Abidjan (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Abidjan

Eclipse Visibility from AbidjanVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Abidjan, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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