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Flag for Germany August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Berlin: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 8:24 PM

Maximum: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 1:55 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


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

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Berlin. 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
9:36 PM Aug 1611:10 PM Aug 1612:44 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Berlin on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in BerlinDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 8:24:49 PM114°East-southeast0.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 9:36:06 PM128°Southeast9.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 11:10:07 PM149°South-southeast18.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 12:44:13 AM172°South23.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 1:55:22 AM191°South23.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Berlin (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Berlin

Eclipse Visibility from BerlinVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPartial
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 8 / Nov 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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