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Flag for India August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Calcutta)

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Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 2:40 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Kolkata: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 11:54 PM

Maximum: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 2:40 AM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 5:25 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


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

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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 Kolkata. 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
1:06 AM Aug 172:40 AM Aug 174:14 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Sunday, August 17, 2008

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 11:54:49 PM188°South53.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 1:06:06 AM214°South-southwest47.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 17 at 2:40:07 AM236°Southwest32.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 4:14:13 AM249°West-southwest14.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
MoonsetAug 17 at 5:22:15 AM256°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 5:25:22 AM257°West-southwest0.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kolkata (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kolkata

Eclipse Visibility from KolkataVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPartial
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kolkata, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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