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Eclipse visible in Tarawa – Sep 8, 2006 Partial 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.

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Tarawa. As the central part of the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a partial lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event.

The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

More about the Sep 7, 2006 Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Tarawa on Friday, September 8, 2006

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 TarawaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 4:46 AM261°West22.7° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 6:17 AM263°West1.2° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in TarawaSep 8 at 6:21 AM263°West0.4° 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 Tarawa would be around this time.
Moon near horizon, must have completely free sight or higher up than the surroundings.
MoonsetSep 8 at 6:23 AM263°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 8 at 6:51 AM263°West7.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 8 at 7:26 AM264°West15.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 8 at 8:57 AM263°West37.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Tarawa (GILT - Gilbert Island Time).

Other eclipses visible in Tarawa

Dates
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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Tarawa
Looks like in
Tarawa
Path of the eclipse
Jan 10, 2001LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse 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 26 / May 27, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 11, 2002SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2004LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 14, 2004SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17 / Oct 18, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28 / Aug 29, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 22, 2009SolarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 1, 2010LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26 / Jun 27, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10 / Dec 11, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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