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Flag for Iraq May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sulaimaniya, Iraq (as-Sulaymânîyah)

Max view in Sulaimaniya
Friday, May 16, 2003 at 5:51 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sulaimaniya: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 5:06 AM

Maximum: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 5:51 AM

Ended: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 10:13 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes


May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sulaimaniya

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Sulaimaniya, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. 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

5:06 AM May 165:51 AM May 165:54 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Sulaimaniya on Friday, May 16, 2003

EventTime in SulaimaniyaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:06:52 AM240°West-southwest7.9°
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 SulaimaniyaMay 16 at 5:51:14 AM247°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.
MoonsetMay 16 at 5:54:07 AM247°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 6:03:12 AM248°West-southwest1.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 7:14:27 AM258°West-southwest15.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 7:40:10 AM261°West20.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:05:51 AM264°West25.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 9:17:05 AM274°West39.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 10:13:27 AM283°West-northwest50.3° 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
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
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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