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Flag for Sierra Leone August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Freetown, Sierra Leone

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

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Freetown: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 6:26 PM

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

Ended: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 11:53 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 28 minutes

Location

August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Freetown

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.

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
7:37 PM Aug 169:10 PM Aug 1610:43 PM Aug 16
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Local times for eclipse in Freetown on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in FreetownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 6:26 PM103°East-southeast8.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 16 at 7:00 PM104°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 7:37 PM105°East-southeast8.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 9:10 PM110°East-southeast29.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 16 at 10:43 PM122°East-southeast49.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 16 at 11:53 PM141°Southeast63.1°
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
Total
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
Total
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
Total
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 16LunarTotal
Total
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2004May 4LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
Annular
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
Total
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
Partial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
Annular
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
Partial
2009Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Partial
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