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Flag for Iceland August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Reykjavik, Iceland (Reykjavíkurborg)

Max view in Reykjavik
Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 9:33 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Reykjavik: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Maximum: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 9:33 PM

Ended: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 11:55 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Reykjavik

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Reykjavik. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
9:27 PM Aug 169:33 PM Aug 1610:44 PM Aug 16
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Local times for eclipse in Reykjavik on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in ReykjavikDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 6:24:49 PM82°East19.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 7:36:06 PM98°East12.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 9:10:07 PM118°East-southeast1.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 16 at 9:27:53 PM122°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in ReykjavikAug 16 at 9:33:18 PM123°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Reykjavik would be around this time.
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 endsAug 16 at 10:44:13 PM138°Southeast6.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 16 at 11:55:22 PM155°South-southeast10.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Reykjavik (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Reykjavik

Eclipse Visibility from ReykjavikVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003May 31SolarAnnular
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarPenumbral
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPenumbral
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Reykjavik, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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