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Eclipse visible in Los Angeles – Feb 20, 2008 Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Los Angeles.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the Feb 21, 2008 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 20, 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 Los AngelesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 4:38 PM69°East-northeast11.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 20 at 5:33 PM77°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 5:44 PM79°East-northeast1.9° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 7:03 PM89°East17.2° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 7:26 PM93°East21.8° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 7:49 PM96°East26.3° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 9:07 PM109°East-southeast41.7° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 10:14 PM126°Southeast53.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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

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

Times are local for Los Angeles (PST - Pacific Standard Time).

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
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Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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