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Flag for Norway August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Hammerfest, Norway

Max view in Hammerfest
Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Hammerfest: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 8:24 PM

Maximum: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 1:55 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 16, 2008 – August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Hammerfest

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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 Hammerfest. 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.

More about the August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
9:36 PM Aug 1611:10 PM Aug 1612:44 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Hammerfest on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in HammerfestDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 8:24:49 PM123°East-southeast2.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 16 at 9:21:19 PM136°Southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 9:36:06 PM139°Southeast0.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
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 Southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 11:10:07 PM161°South-southeast4.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 12:44:13 AM183°South5.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 1:55:22 AM200°South-southwest5.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southwest.
Times are local for Hammerfest (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Hammerfest

Eclipse Visibility from HammerfestVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Jul 31SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Hammerfest, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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