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Eclipse visible in Tehran – May 16, 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 Tehran, 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 May 16, 2003 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Tehran on Friday, May 16, 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 TehranDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:38 AM244°West-southwest3.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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 TehranMay 16 at 5:55 AM247°West-southwest0.4° 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 Tehran 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 5:58 AM247°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial eclipse beginsMay 16 at 6:38 AM253°West-southwest8.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 7:46 AM261°West21.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 8:10 AM264°West25.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:35 AM267°West30.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 9:43 AM277°West43.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 10:42 AM288°West-northwest55.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Tehran (IRDT - Iran Daylight Time).

Other eclipses visible in Tehran

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Looks like in
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Path of the eclipse
Mar 13, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 8, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 11, 1999SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2000LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16, 2000LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 9 / Jan 10, 2001LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 2001LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 20, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2003LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 31, 2003SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 9, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 4 / May 5, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 3, 2005SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 29, 2006SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7 / Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 1, 2008SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16 / Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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