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Flag for Tonga August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

Max view in Nukualofa
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Nukualofa: Partial Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 7:05 AM

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


Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute

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August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Nukualofa. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:22 AM Aug 87:05 AM Aug 87:08 AM Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 4:50 AM264°West30.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 6:22 AM257°West-southwest9.5°
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 NukualofaAug 8 at 7:05 AM254°West-southwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Nukualofa 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 8 at 7:08 AM254°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 7:20 AM252°West-southwest1.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 8 at 8:18 AM247°West-southwest15.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 9:50 AM234°Southwest33.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Nukualofa (TOT – Tonga Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Nukualofa

Eclipse Visibility from NukualofaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
Partial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
Total
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 16LunarPenumbral
Total
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
Annular
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
Total
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nukualofa, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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