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Flag for Finland August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Helsinki, Finland (Helsingfors)

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Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Helsinki: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 9:24 PM

Maximum: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 2:55 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


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

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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 Helsinki. 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
10:36 PM Aug 1612:10 AM Aug 171:44 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Helsinki on Sunday, August 17, 2008

EventTime in HelsinkiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 9:24:49 PM124°Southeast2.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 10:36:06 PM140°Southeast8.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Maximum EclipseAug 17 at 12:10:07 AM161°South-southeast14.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 1:44:13 AM185°South16.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 2:55:22 AM202°South-southwest14.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Helsinki (EEST – Eastern European Summer Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Helsinki

Eclipse Visibility from HelsinkiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
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 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
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