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Flag for Gabon February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-Gentil, Gabon

Max view in Port-Gentil
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 4:26 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Port-Gentil: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 1:36 AM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:26 AM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 7:15 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes

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February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-Gentil

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Port-Gentil. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
2:43 AM Feb 214:26 AM Feb 216:08 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Port-Gentil on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in Port-GentilDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 1:36 AM307°Northwest69.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 2:43 AM291°West-northwest55.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 4:01 AM284°West-northwest37.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 4:26 AM283°West-northwest31.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 4:50 AM282°West-northwest25.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 6:08 AM280°West6.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetFeb 21 at 6:38 AM280°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 7:15 AM280°West9.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Port-Gentil (WAT – West Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Port-Gentil

Eclipse Visibility from Port-GentilVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
Total
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
Total
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
Total
2003May 16LunarTotal
Total
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
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
Annular
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port-Gentil, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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