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Flag for Ghana May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Accra, Ghana

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Friday, May 16, 2003 at 3:40 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Accra: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 1:06 AM

Maximum: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 3:40 AM

Ended: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 6:13 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes


May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Accra

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

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
2:03 AM May 163:40 AM May 165:17 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Accra on Friday, May 16, 2003

EventTime in AccraDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 1:06:52 AM218°Southwest59.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:03:12 AM233°Southwest49.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:14:27 AM242°West-southwest34.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 3:40:10 AM245°West-southwest29.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 4:05:51 AM247°West-southwest23.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:17:05 AM250°West-southwest7.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 16 at 5:53:23 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:13:27 AM251°West-southwest5.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Accra (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Accra

Eclipse Visibility From AccraVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarTotal
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Accra, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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