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Flag for United Kingdom August 7, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:09 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Belfast: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Maximum: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 9:09 PM

Ends: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 9:50 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute


August 7, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Belfast

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

9:05 PM Aug 79:09 PM Aug 79:50 PM Aug 7
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Local times for eclipse in Belfast on Monday, August 7, 2017

EventTime in BelfastDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 7 at 4:50:01 PM66°East-northeast35.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 7 at 6:22:56 PM86°East22.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 7 at 7:20:29 PM97°East14.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 7 at 8:18:09 PM108°East-southeast6.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 7 at 9:05:04 PM118°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in BelfastAug 7 at 9:09:02 PM118°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Belfast 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 7 at 9:50:56 PM127°Southeast5.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Times are local for Belfast (BST – British Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Belfast

Eclipse Visibility from BelfastVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Belfast, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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