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Eclipse visible in Gambier Islands – Feb 20, 2008 Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Gambier Islands.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the Feb 21, 2008 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Gambier Islands on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in Gambier IslandsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 3:38 PM94°East39.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 4:44 PM88°East24.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 6:03 PM81°East6.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 6:26 PM79°East0.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 20 at 6:31 PM78°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Gambier IslandsFeb 20 at 6:34 PM78°East-northeast0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Gambier Islands 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 6:49 PM77°East-northeast3.4° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 8:07 PM68°East-northeast20.2° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 9:14 PM59°East-northeast33.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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

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

Times are local for Gambier Islands (GAMT - Gambier Time).

Other eclipses visible in Gambier Islands

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
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Looks like in
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Path of the eclipse
May 15, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8, 2003LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 8, 2005SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 23 / Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 27 / Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6 / Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25 / Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 11, 2010SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 20 / Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 3 / Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 13, 2012SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 9, 2013SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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