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Flag for Kiribati February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rawaki, Phoenix Islands, Kiribati

Max view in Rawaki
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 6:45 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Rawaki: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 1:36 PM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 6:45 PM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 7:15 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rawaki

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Rawaki, but it could 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:43 PM Feb 216:45 PM Feb 217:15 PM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Rawaki on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in RawakiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 1:36 PM65°East-northeast72.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 2:43 PM76°East-northeast57.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 4:01 PM79°East39.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 4:26 PM80°East33.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 4:50 PM80°East27.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 6:08 PM80°East8.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 21 at 6:43 PM80°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in RawakiFeb 21 at 6:45 PM80°East0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Rawaki 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 7:15 PM80°East7.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Times are local for Rawaki (PHOT – Phoenix Island Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Rawaki

Eclipse Visibility from RawakiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 15SolarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
2004Oct 28LunarPenumbral
2005Apr 24 / Apr 25LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPenumbral
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rawaki, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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