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Eclipse visible in Kiritimati – November 9, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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

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

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the November 8, 2003 – November 9, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Sunday, November 9, 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 beginsNov 9 at 12:19 PM10°North72.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 1:35 PM49°Northeast62.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 3:14 PM66°East-northeast42.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 9 at 3:19 PM67°East-northeast41.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsNov 9 at 3:24 PM67°East-northeast40.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsNov 9 at 5:04 PM72°East-northeast17.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseNov 9 at 6:16 PM73°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiNov 9 at 6:18 PM73°East-northeast0.3° 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 9 at 6:19 PM73°East-northeast0.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.

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.

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

Other eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in KiritimatiLooks like in KiritimatiPath 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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