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Eclipse visible in Zürich – May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Zürich.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Zürich on Friday, May 16, 2003

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in ZürichDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:08 AM209°South-southwest18.9° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:08 AM221°Southwest13.1° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:16 AM235°Southwest4.8° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal 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-southwest1.5° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon 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-southwest1.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 7:13 AM255°West-southwest12.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:12 AM265°West22.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Zürich (CEST - Central European Summer Time).

Other eclipses visible in Zürich

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in ZürichLooks like in ZürichPath of the eclipse
Mar 13, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 8, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 11, 1999SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 9, 2001LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 24 / Jun 25, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 20, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 31, 2003SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8 / Nov 9, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 4 / May 5, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 3, 2005SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14 / Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 29, 2006SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 1, 2008SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16 / Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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