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Eclipse visible in Anchorage – November 8, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Anchorage, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

More about the November 8, 2003 – November 9, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Anchorage on Saturday, November 8, 2003

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in AnchorageDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 1:19 PM10°North13.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 2:35 PM28°North-northeast10.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 4:14 PM50°Northeast1.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 8 at 4:19 PM51°Northeast1.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsNov 8 at 4:24 PM52°Northeast1.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseNov 8 at 4:37 PM55°Northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in AnchorageNov 8 at 4:43 PM56°Northeast0.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Anchorage 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 Northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsNov 8 at 6:04 PM73°East-northeast8.9° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 8 at 7:19 PM89°East17.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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

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

Times are local for Anchorage (AKST - Alaska Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Anchorage

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in AnchorageLooks like in AnchoragePath of the eclipse
Mar 12, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 6, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28, 1999LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 20, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16, 2000LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 30, 2000SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 9, 2001LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 2001LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 14, 2001SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29 / Dec 30, 2001LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 10, 2002SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 19, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 30, 2003SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8, 2003LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 13, 2004SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 23 / Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 27 / Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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