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Flag for Wallis and Futuna August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna

Max view in Mata-Utu
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Mata-Utu: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:50 AM

Maximum: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Ends: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute


August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Mata-Utu

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Mata-Utu. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:22 AM Aug 86:00 AM Aug 86:02 AM Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in Mata-Utu on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

EventTime in Mata-UtuDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 3:50:01 AM259°West30.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 5:22:56 AM256°West-southwest8.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Mata-UtuAug 8 at 6:00:21 AM254°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Mata-Utu would be around this time.
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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 8 at 6:02:35 AM254°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 6:20:29 AM253°West-southwest3.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 8 at 7:18:09 AM249°West-southwest17.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 8:50:56 AM239°West-southwest37.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mata-Utu (WFT – Wallis and Futuna Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Mata-Utu

Eclipse Visibility from Mata-UtuVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mata-Utu, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100