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Flag for USA February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 10:26 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Boston: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 7:36 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:26 PM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 1:15 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 20, 2008 – February 21, 2008 — 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
8:43 PM Feb 2010:26 PM Feb 2012:08 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Boston on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

EventTime in BostonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 7:36:36 PM100°East25.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 8:43:19 PM113°East-southeast37.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 10:01:10 PM133°Southeast48.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 10:26:07 PM141°Southeast51.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 10:50:54 PM150°South-southeast54.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 12:08:45 AM184°South57.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 1:15:36 AM211°South-southwest53.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Boston (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits 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
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
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