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Flag for New Zealand August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Hamilton, New Zealand (Kirikiriroa)

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Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 6:55 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Hamilton: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 6:24 AM

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

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 11:55 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Hamilton

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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

6:24 AM Aug 176:55 AM Aug 176:58 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Hamilton on Sunday, August 17, 2008

EventTime in HamiltonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 6:24:49 AM258°West-southwest5.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in HamiltonAug 17 at 6:55:58 AM254°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Hamilton 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 6:58:43 AM253°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 7:36:06 AM248°West-southwest7.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 17 at 9:10:07 AM231°Southwest23.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 10:44:13 AM210°South-southwest35.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 11:55:22 AM190°South40.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Hamilton (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Hamilton

Eclipse Visibility from HamiltonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarPartial
2005Apr 9SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Hamilton, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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