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Flag for Venezuela August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Caracas, Venezuela

Max view in Caracas
Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 6:15 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Caracas: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Maximum: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 6:15 PM

Ended: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 7:25 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes

Location

August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Caracas

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.

More about the August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd
6:13 PM Aug 166:15 PM Aug 167:25 PM Aug 16
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Local times for eclipse in Caracas on Saturday, August 16, 2008

EventTime in CaracasDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 1:54 PM99°East60.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 3:06 PM98°East44.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 4:40 PM100°East22.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 16 at 6:13 PM103°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 16 at 6:14 PM103°East-southeast0.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximal Eclipse visible in CaracasAug 16 at 6:15 PM103°East-southeast0.4°
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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 16 at 7:25 PM106°East-southeast16.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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
Total
2001Jan 9LunarPenumbral
Total
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
Annular
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
Total
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2004May 4LunarPenumbral
Total
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
Total
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
Partial
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
Annular
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
Total
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 16LunarPenumbral
Partial
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
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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