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Flag for Somalia February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mogadishu, Somalia

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Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 6:09 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Mogadishu: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 3:36 AM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 6:09 AM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 9:15 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mogadishu

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Mogadishu. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:43 AM Feb 216:09 AM Feb 216:11 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Mogadishu on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in MogadishuDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 3:36:36 AM282°West-northwest36.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 4:43:19 AM281°West20.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 6:01:10 AM280°West2.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in MogadishuFeb 21 at 6:09:04 AM281°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Mogadishu 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetFeb 21 at 6:11:14 AM281°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 6:26:07 AM281°West2.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 6:50:54 AM281°West10.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 8:08:45 AM282°West-northwest28.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 9:15:36 AM286°West-northwest44.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mogadishu (EAT – Eastern Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mogadishu

Eclipse Visibility From MogadishuVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2003May 16LunarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mogadishu, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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