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Flag for Kiribati February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

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Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 6:50 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 2:36 PM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 6:50 PM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 8:15 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 21, 2008 — 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
6:45 PM Feb 216:50 PM Feb 217:08 PM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 2:36:36 PM66°East-northeast58.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 3:43:19 PM73°East-northeast43.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 5:01:10 PM78°East-northeast25.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 5:26:07 PM78°East-northeast19.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 5:50:54 PM79°East13.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 21 at 6:45:05 PM80°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiFeb 21 at 6:50:23 PM80°East1.1°
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.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 7:08:45 PM80°East5.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 8:15:36 PM80°East21.1°
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 and Transits 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
2006Nov 9MercuryTransit
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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