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Flag for South Africa August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

Max view in Cape Town
Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Cape Town: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 8:24 PM

Maximum: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 1:55 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes

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August 16, 2008 – August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

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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 Cape Town. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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
9:36 PM Aug 1611:10 PM Aug 1612:44 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 8:24 PM88°East27.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 9:36 PM76°East-northeast41.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 11:10 PM53°Northeast58.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 12:44 AMNorth68.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 1:55 AM324°Northwest63.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cape Town (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Cape Town

Eclipse Visibility from Cape TownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
Total
2000Jul 16LunarPenumbral
Total
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
Total
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
Total
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
Partial
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
Total
2003May 16LunarTotal
Total
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2004Apr 19SolarPartial
Partial
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
Partial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
Annular
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
Annular
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Partial
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