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Flag for Portugal August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

Max view in Ponta Delgada
Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 9:10 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Ponta Delgada: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Maximum: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 9:10 PM

Ended: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 11:55 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes


August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Ponta Delgada

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 Ponta Delgada. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event.

More about the August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
8:26 PM Aug 169:10 PM Aug 1610:44 PM Aug 16
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Local times for eclipse in Ponta Delgada on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in Ponta DelgadaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 6:24 PM90°East23.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 7:36 PM100°East10.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 16 at 8:26 PM107°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 9:10 PM113°East-southeast7.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 16 at 10:44 PM130°Southeast23.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 16 at 11:55 PM146°Southeast32.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Ponta Delgada (AZOST – Azores Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Ponta Delgada

Eclipse Visibility from Ponta DelgadaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPenumbral
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Ponta Delgada, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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