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Flag for U.S.A. February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.

Max view in Anchorage
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 6:26 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Anchorage: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 3:36 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 6:26 PM

Ended: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 9:15 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Anchorage

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Anchorage. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:55 PM Feb 206:26 PM Feb 208:08 PM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in Anchorage on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

EventTime in AnchorageDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 3:36:36 PM37°Northeast12.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 4:43:19 PM53°Northeast7.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 20 at 5:55:36 PM68°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 6:01:10 PM70°East-northeast0.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
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.
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 6:26:07 PM75°East-northeast2.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 6:50:54 PM80°East5.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 8:08:45 PM97°East14.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 9:15:36 PM112°East-southeast21.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Anchorage (AKST – Alaska Standard Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in Anchorage

Eclipse Visibility from AnchorageVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
2001Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 30SolarPartial
2003Nov 8LunarPartial
2004Oct 13SolarPartial
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
2005Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Anchorage, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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