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Flag for USA February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 6:26 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Fairbanks: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 3:36 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 6:26 PM

Ended: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 9:15 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fairbanks

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Fairbanks. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:31 PM Feb 206:26 PM Feb 208:08 PM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in Fairbanks on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

EventTime in FairbanksDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 3:36:36 PM39°Northeast9.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 4:43:19 PM54°Northeast3.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 20 at 5:31:27 PM65°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 6:01:10 PM72°East-northeast2.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 6:26:07 PM77°East-northeast4.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 6:50:54 PM82°East7.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 8:08:45 PM100°East14.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 9:15:36 PM115°East-southeast21.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Fairbanks (AKST – Alaska Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Fairbanks

Eclipse Visibility From FairbanksVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPenumbral
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 6MercuryTransit
2003May 30SolarPartial
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Jun 7 / Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 13SolarPartial
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
2005Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Mar 18SolarPartial
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fairbanks, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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