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Eclipse visible in Accra – May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Accra.

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

More about the May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Accra on Friday, May 16, 2003

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 AccraDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 1:08 AM219°Southwest59.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:08 AM234°Southwest48.3° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:16 AM243°West-southwest34.1° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 3:40 AM245°West-southwest28.9° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 4:05 AM247°West-southwest23.5° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:13 AM250°West-southwest8.3° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 16 at 5:52 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:12 AM251°West-southwest5.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Accra (GMT - Greenwich Mean Time).

Other eclipses visible in Accra

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in AccraLooks like in AccraPath of the eclipse
Mar 13, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 8, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 9, 2001LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 21, 2001SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 24, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 19 / Nov 20, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 4, 2002SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8 / Nov 9, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 4, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 3, 2005SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14 / Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 29, 2006SolarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 22, 2006SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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