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Flag for Iraq August 8, 1998 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Sulaimaniya, Iraq (as-Sulaymânîyah)

Max view in Sulaimaniya
Saturday, August 8, 1998 at 6:13 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Sulaimaniya: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Sat, Aug 8, 1998 at 6:13 AM

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

Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes


August 8, 1998 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Sulaimaniya

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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

5:36 AM Aug 86:13 AM Aug 86:16 AM Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in Sulaimaniya on Saturday, August 8, 1998

EventTime in SulaimaniyaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 5:36:52 AM246°West-southwest6.8°
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 SulaimaniyaAug 8 at 6:13:54 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 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 8 at 6:16:40 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 6:25:01 AM253°West-southwest1.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 7:13:10 AM259°West11.2° 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 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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