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Eclipse visible in Hong Kong – Nov 9, 2003 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.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Hong Kong, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse.

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the Nov 8 - Nov 9, 2003 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Hong Kong on Sunday, November 9, 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 Hong KongDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 6:19 AM286°West-northwest1.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Hong KongNov 9 at 6:24 AM287°West-northwest0.4° 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 Hong Kong would be around this time.
Moon near horizon, must have completely free sight or higher up than the surroundings.
MoonsetNov 9 at 6:26 AM287°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 7:35 AM294°West-northwest14.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 9:14 AM309°Northwest33.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 9 at 9:19 AM310°Northwest34.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsNov 9 at 9:24 AM311°Northwest35.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsNov 9 at 11:04 AM336°North-northwest48.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 9 at 12:19 PMNorth51.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Hong Kong (HKT - Hong Kong Time).

Other eclipses visible in Hong Kong

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Hong Kong
Looks like in
Hong Kong
Path of the eclipse
Aug 22, 1998SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 6, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31 / Feb 1, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28, 1999LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16 / Jul 17, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 10, 2001LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5 / Jul 6, 2001LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 30, 2001LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 11, 2002SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 9, 2003LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 19, 2007SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 1, 2008SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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