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Flag for Iran May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Esfahãn, Iran (Isfahãn)

Max view in Esfahãn
Friday, May 16, 2003 at 6:00 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Esfahãn: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 5:36 AM

Maximum: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 6:00 AM

Ended: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 10:43 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes

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May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Esfahãn

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Esfahãn, 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 May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
5:36 AM May 166:00 AM May 166:03 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Esfahãn on Friday, May 16, 2003

EventTime in EsfahãnDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:36 AM245°West-southwest4.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in EsfahãnMay 16 at 6:00 AM248°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Esfahãn 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 16 at 6:03 AM248°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 6:33 AM252°West-southwest6.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 7:44 AM260°West20.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 8:10 AM263°West25.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:35 AM266°West30.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 9:47 AM275°West45.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 10:43 AM284°West-northwest56.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Esfahãn (IRDT – Iran Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Esfahãn

Eclipse Visibility from EsfahãnVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
Total
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
Total
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
Total
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
Partial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
Total
2003May 31SolarPartial
Annular
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
Annular
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
Partial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
Total
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
Partial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
Total
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Esfahãn, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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