Aug 16, 2008 Partial Lunar Eclipse
A partial lunar eclipse occurs on August 16, 2008, where more than three quarters of the moon are covered by the Earth’s umbra. This eclipse follows the solar eclipse on August 1, 2008.
What this lunar eclipse looks like
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- South/East Asia
- South/West North America
- Much of South America
- Indian Ocean
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Brussels, Belgium
- Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Algiers, Algeria
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Moscow, Russia
- Ankara, Turkey
- Rome, Italy
- Athens, Greece
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Baghdad, Iraq
- Madrid, Spain
- Bangkok, Thailand
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Cairo, Egypt
- Paris, France
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Aug 16 at 6:26 PM||Aug 16 at 2:26 PM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Aug 16 at 7:37 PM||Aug 16 at 3:37 PM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Aug 16 at 9:10 PM||Aug 16 at 5:10 PM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Aug 16 at 10:43 PM||Aug 16 at 6:43 PM||No, below horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Aug 16 at 11:53 PM||Aug 16 at 7:53 PM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.