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Flag for Sierra Leone August 7, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Monday, August 7, 2017 at 7:12 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Freetown: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Maximum: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 7:12 PM

Ends: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 8:50 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute


August 7, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Freetown

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Freetown. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:10 PM Aug 77:12 PM Aug 77:18 PM Aug 7
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Local times for eclipse in Freetown on Monday, August 7, 2017

EventTime in FreetownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 7 at 3:50:01 PM104°East-southeast46.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 7 at 5:22:56 PM103°East-southeast25.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 7 at 6:20:29 PM104°East-southeast12.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 7 at 7:10:32 PM106°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in FreetownAug 7 at 7:12:43 PM106°East-southeast0.4°
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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 7 at 7:18:09 PM106°East-southeast1.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 7 at 8:50:56 PM111°East-southeast22.5°
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
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
2013Apr 25LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarPartial
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
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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