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Flag for Venezuela October 17, 2005 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Caracas, Venezuela

Max view in Caracas
Monday, October 17, 2005 at 6:10 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Caracas: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 5:53 AM

Maximum: Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 6:10 AM

Ended: Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 10:13 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 20 minutes


October 17, 2005 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Caracas

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:53 AM Oct 176:10 AM Oct 176:13 AM Oct 17
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Local times for eclipse in Caracas on Monday, October 17, 2005

EventTime in CaracasDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 17 at 5:53:26 AM279°West4.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in CaracasOct 17 at 6:10:53 AM280°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Caracas would be around this time.
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.
MoonsetOct 17 at 6:13:04 AM280°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 17 at 7:35:18 AM285°West-northwest19.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 17 at 8:03:20 AM287°West-northwest25.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 17 at 8:31:15 AM289°West-northwest32.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 17 at 10:13:15 AM304°Northwest53.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Caracas (VET – Venezuelan Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Caracas

Eclipse Visibility from CaracasVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Caracas, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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