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Flag for Kenya February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nairobi, Kenya

Max view in Nairobi
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 6:26 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Nairobi: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 3:36 AM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 6:26 AM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 9:15 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes

Location

February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nairobi

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Nairobi. 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 partialMaxMoonset
4:43 AM Feb 216:26 AM Feb 216:42 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Nairobi on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in NairobiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 3:36 AM287°West-northwest43.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 4:43 AM283°West-northwest27.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 6:01 AM281°West9.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 6:26 AM281°West3.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetFeb 21 at 6:42 AM280°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 6:50 AM280°West1.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 8:08 AM280°West21.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 9:15 AM281°West36.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Nairobi (EAT – Eastern Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Nairobi

Eclipse Visibility from NairobiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
Total
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
Total
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
Total
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
Total
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
Partial
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
Total
2003May 16LunarTotal
Total
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
Annular
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
Partial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nairobi, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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