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Flag for Laos August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Vientiane, Laos

Max view in Vientiane
Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 4:10 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Vientiane: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 1:24 AM

Maximum: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 4:10 AM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 6:55 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Vientiane

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Vientiane. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
2:36 AM Aug 174:10 AM Aug 175:44 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Vientiane on Sunday, August 17, 2008

EventTime in VientianeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 1:24:49 AM212°South-southwest52.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 2:36:06 AM232°Southwest41.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 17 at 4:10:07 AM246°West-southwest23.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 5:44:13 AM256°West-southwest2.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetAug 17 at 5:57:57 AM257°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 6:55:22 AM261°West13.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Vientiane (ICT – Indochina Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Vientiane

Eclipse Visibility from VientianeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Vientiane, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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