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Eclipse visible in Kiritimati – May 16, 2003 Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Kiritimati, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

More about the May 16, 2003 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Friday, May 16, 2003

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:08 PM114°East-southeast46.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:08 PM110°East-southeast32.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:16 PM109°East-southeast17.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 5:40 PM109°East-southeast12.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:05 PM109°East-southeast6.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 16 at 6:31 PM109°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiMay 16 at 6:34 PM109°East-southeast0.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Kiritimati 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 7:13 PM110°East-southeast9.0° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:12 PM112°East-southeast22.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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

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

Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT - Line Islands Time).

Other eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Dates
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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Kiritimati
Looks like in
Kiritimati
Path of the eclipse
Mar 13, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 22, 1998SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 6 / Sep 7, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 1, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28 / Jul 29, 1999LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 17, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6, 2001LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 15, 2001SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 30 / Dec 31, 2001LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 27, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2003LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 9, 2003LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 2004LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24 / Apr 25, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17 / Oct 18, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28 / Aug 29, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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