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Flag for USA February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Des Moines: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 6:36 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 12:15 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 20, 2008 – February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Des Moines

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Des Moines. 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
7:43 PM Feb 209:26 PM Feb 2011:08 PM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in Des Moines on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

EventTime in Des MoinesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 6:36:36 PM84°East9.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 7:43:19 PM95°East21.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 9:01:10 PM109°East-southeast34.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 9:26:07 PM115°East-southeast38.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 9:50:54 PM121°East-southeast42.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 11:08:45 PM144°Southeast53.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 12:15:36 AM172°South57.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Des Moines (CST – Central Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Des Moines

Eclipse Visibility From Des MoinesVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Mar 3LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
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