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Flag for Switzerland May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Max view in Zürich
Friday, May 16, 2003 at 5:40 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Zürich: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 3:06 AM

Maximum: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 5:40 AM

Ended: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 8:13 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes


May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Zürich

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Zürich. 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
4:03 AM May 165:40 AM May 165:53 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Zürich on Friday, May 16, 2003

EventTime in ZürichDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:06 AM208°South-southwest19.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:03 AM220°Southwest13.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:14 AM234°Southwest5.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 5:40 AM239°West-southwest1.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetMay 16 at 5:53 AM241°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:05 AM243°West-southwest1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 7:17 AM255°West-southwest13.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:13 AM265°West22.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Zürich (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Zürich

Eclipse Visibility from ZürichVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Zürich, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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