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Flag for U.S.A. November 8, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Max view in San Francisco
Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 5:19 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

San Francisco: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Nov 8, 2003 at 2:19 PM

Maximum: Sat, Nov 8, 2003 at 5:19 PM

Ended: Sat, Nov 8, 2003 at 8:19 PM

Duration: 6 hours


November 8, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in San Francisco. 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
5:02 PM Nov 85:19 PM Nov 87:04 PM Nov 8
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Local times for eclipse in San Francisco on Saturday, November 8, 2003

EventTime in San FranciscoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 2:19 PM41°Northeast26.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 3:35 PM56°Northeast15.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseNov 8 at 5:02 PM70°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 5:14 PM71°East-northeast1.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Maximum EclipseNov 8 at 5:19 PM72°East-northeast2.9°
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 endsNov 8 at 5:24 PM73°East-northeast3.7°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsNov 8 at 7:04 PM87°East22.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 8 at 8:19 PM98°East37.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for San Francisco (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in San Francisco

Eclipse Visibility from San FranciscoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2007Mar 3LunarPenumbral
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in San Francisco, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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