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Flag for Sierra Leone September 7, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Freetown, Sierra Leone

Max view in Freetown
Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 7:01 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Freetown: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Sep 7, 2006 at 4:44 PM

Maximum: Thu, Sep 7, 2006 at 7:01 PM

Ended: Thu, Sep 7, 2006 at 8:58 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 14 minutes


September 7, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Freetown

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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 Freetown. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:58 PM Sep 77:01 PM Sep 77:36 PM Sep 7
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Local times for eclipse in Freetown on Thursday, September 7, 2006

EventTime in FreetownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 7 at 4:44:08 PM93°East32.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 7 at 6:05:49 PM95°East13.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 7 at 6:51:20 PM97°East1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 7 at 6:58:52 PM97°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in FreetownSep 7 at 7:01:22 PM97°East0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Freetown 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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 7 at 7:36:53 PM98°East8.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 7 at 8:58:32 PM102°East-southeast27.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Freetown (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Freetown

Eclipse Visibility from FreetownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
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 7LunarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Freetown, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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