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Flag for French Southern Territories August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories

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Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 2:10 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Port-aux-Francais: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 11:24 PM

Maximum: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 2:10 AM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 4:55 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 16, 2008 – August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Port-aux-Francais. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
12:36 AM Aug 172:10 AM Aug 173:44 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Port-aux-Francais on Sunday, August 17, 2008

EventTime in Port-aux-FrancaisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 11:24:49 PM21°North-northeast52.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 12:36:06 AM353°North53.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 17 at 2:10:07 AM319°Northwest46.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 3:44:13 AM294°West-northwest34.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 4:55:22 AM280°West23.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Port-aux-Francais (TFT – French Southern and Antarctic Time).

Eclipses visible in Port-aux-Francais

Eclipse Visibility from Port-aux-FrancaisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Feb 5SolarPartial
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003May 16LunarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarPartial
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port-aux-Francais, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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