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Flag for U.S.A. February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Max view in Denver
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 8:26 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Denver: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 5:36 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 8:26 PM

Ended: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 11:15 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Denver

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Denver. 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
6:43 PM Feb 208:26 PM Feb 2010:08 PM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in Denver on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

EventTime in DenverDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 5:36 PM77°East-northeast0.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 6:43 PM87°East12.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 8:01 PM100°East27.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 8:26 PM104°East-southeast31.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 8:50 PM109°East-southeast35.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 10:08 PM128°Southeast48.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 11:15 PM151°South-southeast56.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Denver (MST – Mountain Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Denver

Eclipse Visibility from DenverVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
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