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Flag for Iraq August 8, 1998 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Irbil, Iraq (Erbil)

Max view in Irbil
Saturday, August 8, 1998 at 6:18 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Irbil: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Aug 8, 1998 at 5:36 AM

Maximum: Sat, Aug 8, 1998 at 6:18 AM

Ended: Sat, Aug 8, 1998 at 7:13 AM


Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes

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August 8, 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.

More about the August 8, 1998 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
5:36 AM Aug 86:18 AM Aug 86:21 AM Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in Irbil on Saturday, August 8, 1998

EventTime in IrbilDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 5:36 AM245°West-southwest7.5°
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 IrbilAug 8 at 6:18 AM251°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 Irbil 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.
MoonsetAug 8 at 6:21 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 6:25 AM252°West-southwest0.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 7:13 AM258°West-southwest10.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Irbil (ADT – Arabia Daylight 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
Total
1991Jul 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1992Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
Total
1993Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Total
1994May 25LunarPenumbral
Partial
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1995Oct 24SolarPartial
Total
1996Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
1996Sep 27LunarTotal
Total
1996Oct 12SolarPartial
Partial
1997Mar 24LunarPartial
Partial
1997Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
Total
1998Mar 13LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1998Aug 8LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1999Aug 11SolarTotal
Total
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