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Flag for Faroe Islands August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands

Max view in Tórshavn
Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 10:10 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Tórshavn: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 7:24 PM

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

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 12:55 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes

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August 16, 2008 – August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Tórshavn

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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 Tórshavn. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
9:16 PM Aug 1610:10 PM Aug 1611:44 PM Aug 16
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Local times for eclipse in Tórshavn on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in TórshavnDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 7:24 PM96°East12.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 8:36 PM111°East-southeast3.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 16 at 9:16 PM120°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 10:10 PM131°Southeast4.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 16 at 11:44 PM153°South-southeast11.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 12:55 AM170°South14.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Tórshavn (WEST – Western European Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Tórshavn

Eclipse Visibility from TórshavnVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
Total
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 16LunarTotal
Total
2003May 31SolarAnnular
Annular
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
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
Total
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Tórshavn, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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