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Flag for Iraq November 9, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sulaimaniya, Iraq (as-Sulaymânîyah)

Max view in Sulaimaniya
Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 4:18 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sulaimaniya: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 1:16 AM

Maximum: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 4:18 AM

Ended: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 7:20 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 3 minutes


November 9, 2003 — 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
2:32 AM Nov 94:18 AM Nov 96:04 AM Nov 9
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Local times for eclipse in Sulaimaniya on Sunday, November 9, 2003

EventTime in SulaimaniyaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 1:16:58 AM235°Southwest59.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 2:32:51 AM255°West-southwest46.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 4:07:35 AM270°West27.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseNov 9 at 4:18:35 AM272°West25.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsNov 9 at 4:29:32 AM273°West23.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsNov 9 at 6:04:16 AM286°West-northwest5.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetNov 9 at 6:34:29 AM290°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 9 at 7:20:11 AM297°West-northwest8.7° 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
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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