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Flag for Japan August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Kumamoto, Japan

Max view in Kumamoto
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 3:20 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Kumamoto: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:50 AM

Maximum: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:20 AM

Ends: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 5:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute


August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Kumamoto

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Kumamoto. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
2:22 AM Aug 83:20 AM Aug 84:18 AM Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in Kumamoto on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

EventTime in KumamotoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 12:50:01 AM190°South40.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 2:22:56 AM216°Southwest32.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 3:20:29 AM229°Southwest24.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 8 at 4:18:09 AM239°West-southwest15.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
MoonsetAug 8 at 5:44:54 AM252°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 5:50:56 AM252°West-southwest0.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kumamoto (JST – Japan Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kumamoto

Eclipse Visibility from KumamotoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
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