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Flag for U.S.A. August 28, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Max view in Boston
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 6:02 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Boston: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 3:53 AM

Maximum: Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 6:02 AM

Ended: Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 27 minutes


August 28, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Boston

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Boston. 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

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:51 AM Aug 286:02 AM Aug 286:05 AM Aug 28
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Local times for eclipse in Boston on Tuesday, August 28, 2007

EventTime in BostonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 3:53:40 AM232°Southwest20.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 4:51:17 AM243°West-southwest11.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 5:52:22 AM254°West-southwest1.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in BostonAug 28 at 6:02:08 AM255°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Boston 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 28 at 6:05:10 AM256°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 28 at 6:37:19 AM261°West6.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsAug 28 at 7:22:22 AM269°West13.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 28 at 8:23:28 AM279°West24.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 28 at 9:20:58 AM290°West-northwest34.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Boston (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Boston

Eclipse Visibility from BostonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Boston, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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