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Flag for Vanuatu September 8, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Vila, Vanuatu

Max view in Port Vila
Friday, September 8, 2006 at 5:51 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Port Vila: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 3:44 AM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 5:51 AM

Ended: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 7:58 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 14 minutes


September 8, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Vila

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Port Vila. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:05 AM Sep 85:51 AM Sep 85:53 AM Sep 8
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Local times for eclipse in Port Vila on Friday, September 8, 2006

EventTime in Port VilaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 3:44:08 AM272°West29.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 5:05:49 AM266°West10.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseSep 8 at 5:51:20 AM263°West0.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetSep 8 at 5:53:18 AM263°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 8 at 6:36:53 AM260°West10.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 8 at 7:58:32 AM253°West-southwest28.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Port Vila (VUT – Vanuatu Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Port Vila

Eclipse Visibility from Port VilaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarPenumbral
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port Vila, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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