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Flag for India February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Bombay)

Max view in Mumbai
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 6:57 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Mumbai: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 6:06 AM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 6:57 AM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 11:45 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes

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February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mumbai

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Mumbai, but it could 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 February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
6:06 AM Feb 216:57 AM Feb 217:00 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Mumbai on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in MumbaiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 6:06 AM278°West11.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in MumbaiFeb 21 at 6:57 AM281°West0.7°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Mumbai 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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetFeb 21 at 7:00 AM281°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 7:13 AM282°West-northwest2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 8:31 AM289°West-northwest20.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 8:56 AM292°West-northwest26.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 9:20 AM295°West-northwest31.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 10:38 AM308°Northwest46.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 11:45 AM327°North-northwest57.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mumbai (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Mumbai

Eclipse Visibility from MumbaiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
Total
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
Total
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
Partial
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPartial
Total
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 28LunarPenumbral
Total
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
Annular
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
Partial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
Partial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
Partial
2008Feb 21LunarPenumbral
Total
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
Total
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mumbai, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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