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Flag for Kiribati May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Max view in Kiritimati
Friday, May 16, 2003 at 6:36 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 3:06 PM

Maximum: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 6:36 PM

Ended: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 8:13 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes


May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:32 PM May 166:36 PM May 167:17 PM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Friday, May 16, 2003

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:06:52 PM114°East-southeast46.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:03:12 PM111°East-southeast34.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:14:27 PM109°East-southeast18.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 5:40:10 PM109°East-southeast12.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:05:51 PM109°East-southeast6.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 16 at 6:32:49 PM109°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiMay 16 at 6:36:02 PM109°East-southeast0.6°
The 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 7:17:05 PM110°East-southeast9.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:13:27 PM112°East-southeast22.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility from KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 15SolarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPartial
2004Oct 28LunarPartial
2005Apr 24 / Apr 25LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarPartial
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7 / Jul 8LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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