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Flag for Palau September 8, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Melekeok, Palau

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Friday, September 8, 2006 at 3:51 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Melekeok: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 1:44 AM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 3:51 AM

Ended: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 5:58 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 14 minutes


September 8, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Melekeok

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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 Melekeok. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
3:05 AM Sep 83:51 AM Sep 84:36 AM Sep 8
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Local times for eclipse in Melekeok on Friday, September 8, 2006

EventTime in MelekeokDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 1:44:08 AM242°West-southwest58.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 3:05:49 AM254°West-southwest40.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseSep 8 at 3:51:20 AM257°West-southwest30.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 8 at 4:36:53 AM260°West19.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 8 at 5:58:32 AM264°West0.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Times are local for Melekeok (PWT – Palau Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Melekeok

Eclipse Visibility From MelekeokVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2004May 5LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2006Nov 9MercuryTransit
2007Mar 4LunarPenumbral
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Melekeok, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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