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
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
BETA: This is a temporary animation, it would look different in real life. We hope to fix that issue soon.
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- South in Europe
- West in Asia
- Parts of Africa
- East in North America
- East in South America
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Nouakchott, Mauritania
- El Aaiún, Western Sahara
- Praia, Cape Verde
- Dublin, Ireland
- Douglas, Isle of Man
- Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
- Banjul, Gambia
- Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal
- Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
- Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
- Stanley, Falkland Islands
- Dakar, Senegal
- Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands
- Montevideo, Uruguay
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Reykjavik, Iceland
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, under horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Aug 16 at 7:37 PM||Aug 16 at 3:37 PM||No, under horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Aug 16 at 9:10 PM||Aug 16 at 5:10 PM||No, under horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Aug 16 at 10:43 PM||Aug 16 at 6:43 PM||No, under horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Aug 16 at 11:53 PM||Aug 16 at 7:53 PM||No, under horizon|
* The Moon is under the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.