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Flag for Micronesia August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Palikir, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Max View in Palikir
Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 6:16 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Palikir: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 5:24 AM

Maximum: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 6:16 AM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 10:55 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Palikir

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

5:24 AM Aug 176:16 AM Aug 176:19 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Palikir on Sunday, August 17, 2008

EventTime in PalikirDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 5:24:49 AM254°West-southwest12.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in PalikirAug 17 at 6:16:34 AM256°West-southwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Palikir 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 17 at 6:19:01 AM257°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 6:36:06 AM257°West-southwest3.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 17 at 8:10:07 AM259°West26.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 9:44:13 AM259°West48.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 10:55:22 AM256°West-southwest65.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Palikir (PONT – Pohnpei Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Palikir

Eclipse Visibility From PalikirVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarPartial
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 15SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2004May 5LunarPartial
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 14SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2006Nov 9MercuryTransit
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Palikir, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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