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Flag for United Arab Emirates October 17, 2005 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Max view in Abu Dhabi
Monday, October 17, 2005 at 5:52 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Abu Dhabi: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 1:53 PM

Maximum: Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 5:52 PM

Ended: Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 6:13 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 20 minutes


October 17, 2005 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Abu Dhabi

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

5:50 PM Oct 175:52 PM Oct 176:13 PM Oct 17
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Local times for eclipse in Abu Dhabi on Monday, October 17, 2005

EventTime in Abu DhabiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 17 at 1:53 PM42°Northeast46.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 17 at 3:35 PM63°East-northeast28.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 17 at 4:03 PM67°East-northeast23.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 17 at 4:31 PM70°East-northeast17.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseOct 17 at 5:50 PM78°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Abu DhabiOct 17 at 5:52 PM79°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Abu Dhabi 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 17 at 6:13 PM81°East4.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Times are local for Abu Dhabi (GST – Gulf Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Abu Dhabi

Eclipse Visibility from Abu DhabiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPenumbral
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarPartial
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Abu Dhabi, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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