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Flag for Qatar February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Doha, Qatar (Ad Dawhah)

Max view in Doha
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 6:01 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Doha: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 3:38 AM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 6:01 AM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 9:14 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes


February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Doha

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Doha, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

More about the February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:44 AM Feb 216:01 AM Feb 216:03 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Doha on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in DohaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 3:38 AM267°West31.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 4:44 AM274°West16.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in DohaFeb 21 at 6:01 AM281°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Doha 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 6:03 AM281°West-northwest0.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetFeb 21 at 6:03 AM282°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 6:26 AM284°West-northwest5.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 6:49 AM286°West-northwest10.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 8:07 AM296°West-northwest26.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 9:14 AM308°Northwest38.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Doha (AST – Arabia Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Doha

Eclipse Visibility from DohaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Doha, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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