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Flag for Iraq March 24, 1997 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sulaimaniya, Iraq (as-Sulaymânîyah)

Max view in Sulaimaniya
Monday, March 24, 1997 at 5:55 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Sulaimaniya: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Mar 24, 1997 at 4:42 AM

Maximum: Mon, Mar 24, 1997 at 5:55 AM

Ended: Mon, Mar 24, 1997 at 10:36 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 54 minutes


March 24, 1997 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sulaimaniya

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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

4:42 AM Mar 245:55 AM Mar 245:58 AM Mar 24
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Local times for eclipse in Sulaimaniya on Monday, March 24, 1997

EventTime in SulaimaniyaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 24 at 4:42:26 AM258°West-southwest14.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in SulaimaniyaMar 24 at 5:55:51 AM269°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.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 24 at 5:57:56 AM269°West0.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
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.
MoonsetMar 24 at 5:58:25 AM269°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 24 at 7:39:26 AM283°West-northwest20.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 24 at 9:20:59 AM302°West-northwest39.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 24 at 10:36:23 AM322°Northwest50.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sulaimaniya (AST – Arabia Standard 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 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 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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