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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Neiafu: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 4:50 AM

Maximum: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Ends: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute


August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Neiafu

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Neiafu. 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

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:22 AM Aug 86:48 AM Aug 87:00 AM Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in Neiafu on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

EventTime in NeiafuDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 4:50:01 AM262°West28.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 6:22:56 AM256°West-southwest7.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in NeiafuAug 8 at 6:48:38 AM255°West-southwest2.3°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Neiafu would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetAug 8 at 7:00:10 AM254°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 7:20:29 AM252°West-southwest5.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 8 at 8:18:09 AM247°West-southwest17.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 9:50:56 AM235°Southwest36.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Neiafu (TOT – Tonga Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Neiafu

Eclipse Visibility From NeiafuVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
2019Jul 3SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Neiafu, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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