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Eclipse visible in Boston – August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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

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.

More about the August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Boston on Saturday, August 16, 2008

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 BostonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 2:26 PM46°Northeast53.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 3:37 PM65°East-northeast43.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 5:10 PM83°East27.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 16 at 6:43 PM98°East10.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 16 at 7:39 PM107°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in BostonAug 16 at 7:42 PM108°East-southeast0.4° 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 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 16 at 7:53 PM110°East-southeast2.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.

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.

Times are local for Boston (EDT - Eastern Daylight Time).

Other eclipses visible in Boston

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in BostonLooks like in BostonPath of the eclipse
May 15 / May 16, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27 / Oct 28, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20 / Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16, 2008LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 5, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2009LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 3, 2013SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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