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Flag for United Arab Emirates February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Max View in Abu Dhabi
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 6:49 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Abu Dhabi: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:36 AM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 6:49 AM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Abu Dhabi

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Abu Dhabi, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:43 AM Feb 216:49 AM Feb 216:52 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in Abu DhabiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 4:36:36 AM269°West29.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 5:43:19 AM275°West14.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Abu DhabiFeb 21 at 6:49:57 AM281°West-northwest0.4°
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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetFeb 21 at 6:52:22 AM281°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 7:01:10 AM282°West-northwest1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 7:26:07 AM285°West-northwest7.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 7:50:54 AM288°West-northwest13.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 9:08:45 AM298°West-northwest29.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 10:15:36 AM310°Northwest41.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
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 and Transits Visible in Abu Dhabi

Eclipse Visibility From Abu DhabiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
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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