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Flag for Egypt February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo, Egypt (Al Qâhirah)

Max view in Cairo
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 5:26 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Cairo: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 2:36 AM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 5:26 AM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 8:15 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Cairo. 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 partialMaxMoonset
3:43 AM Feb 215:26 AM Feb 216:31 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Cairo on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in CairoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 2:36 AM251°West-southwest48.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 3:43 AM262°West35.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 5:01 AM271°West18.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 5:26 AM274°West13.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 5:50 AM277°West8.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetFeb 21 at 6:31 AM282°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 7:08 AM286°West-northwest8.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 8:15 AM295°West-northwest21.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Cairo (EET – Eastern European Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Cairo

Eclipse Visibility from CairoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPartial
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
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