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Flag for USA February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adak, Alaska, USA

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 7:16 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Adak: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 2:36 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 7:16 PM

Ended: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 8:15 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adak

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Adak, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. 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

7:13 PM Feb 207:16 PM Feb 208:15 PM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in Adak on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

EventTime in AdakDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 2:36:36 PM12°North-northeast27.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 3:43:19 PM29°North-northeast24.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 5:01:10 PM47°Northeast17.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 5:26:07 PM52°Northeast14.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 5:50:54 PM58°East-northeast11.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 7:08:45 PM73°East-northeast0.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 20 at 7:13:26 PM74°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in AdakFeb 20 at 7:16:59 PM75°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 Adak 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 endsFeb 20 at 8:15:36 PM86°East8.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Times are local for Adak (HAST – Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Adak

Eclipse Visibility From AdakVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2003May 6MercuryTransit
2003May 30SolarPartial
2004Jun 7VenusTransit
2004Oct 13SolarPartial
2004Oct 27LunarPartial
2005Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPenumbral
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarPenumbral
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 6 / Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Adak, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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