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Flag for Iraq March 13, 1998 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Irbil, Iraq (Erbil)

Max view in Irbil
Friday, March 13, 1998 at 6:18 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Irbil: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Mar 13, 1998 at 5:16 AM

Maximum: Fri, Mar 13, 1998 at 6:18 AM

Ended: Fri, Mar 13, 1998 at 9:23 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 6 minutes


March 13, 1998 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Irbil

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:16 AM Mar 136:18 AM Mar 136:23 AM Mar 13
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Local times for eclipse in Irbil on Friday, March 13, 1998

EventTime in IrbilDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 13 at 5:16:53 AM265°West12.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in IrbilMar 13 at 6:18:46 AM274°West0.9°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Irbil would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetMar 13 at 6:23:56 AM275°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 13 at 7:20:05 AM283°West-northwest11.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 13 at 9:23:15 AM305°Northwest33.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Irbil (AST – Arabia Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Irbil

Eclipse Visibility from IrbilVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1990Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarTotal
1991Jul 26LunarPenumbral
1992Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
1993Nov 29LunarPenumbral
1994May 25LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 24SolarPartial
1996Apr 4LunarTotal
1996Sep 27LunarTotal
1996Oct 12SolarPartial
1997Mar 24LunarPartial
1997Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
1998Mar 13LunarPenumbral
1998Aug 8LunarPenumbral
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Aug 11SolarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Irbil, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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