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Flag for Iraq September 27, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sulaimaniya, Iraq (as-Sulaymânîyah)

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Friday, September 27, 1996 at 6:49 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sulaimaniya: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Sep 27, 1996 at 4:13 AM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 27, 1996 at 6:49 AM

Ended: Fri, Sep 27, 1996 at 9:34 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes


September 27, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sulaimaniya

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Sulaimaniya. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:12 AM Sep 276:49 AM Sep 276:52 AM Sep 27
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Local times for eclipse in Sulaimaniya on Friday, September 27, 1996

EventTime in SulaimaniyaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 4:13:57 AM247°West-southwest29.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 5:12:43 AM258°West-southwest18.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 6:19:46 AM268°West5.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in SulaimaniyaSep 27 at 6:49:48 AM272°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Sulaimaniya 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.
MoonsetSep 27 at 6:52:23 AM272°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 27 at 6:54:25 AM272°West0.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 27 at 7:28:56 AM277°West7.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 27 at 8:35:59 AM288°West-northwest20.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 27 at 9:34:52 AM298°West-northwest30.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sulaimaniya (ADT – Arabia Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Sulaimaniya

Eclipse Visibility From SulaimaniyaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1990Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarTotal
1991Jul 26LunarPenumbral
1992Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
1993Nov 6MercuryTransit
1993Nov 29LunarPenumbral
1994May 25LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 24SolarPartial
1996Apr 4LunarTotal
1996Sep 27LunarTotal
1996Oct 12SolarPartial
1997Mar 24LunarPenumbral
1997Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
1998Mar 13LunarPenumbral
1998Aug 8LunarPenumbral
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Aug 11SolarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Sulaimaniya, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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