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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:22 am

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 5:50 am Countdown

Maximum: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 6:22 am

Ends: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute

Magnitude: -0.63


August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

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

5:50 am Aug 86:22 am Aug 86:27 am Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 5:50:01 am254°West-southwest8.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiAug 8 at 6:22:40 am254°West-southwest0.9°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Kiritimati would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetAug 8 at 6:27:06 am254°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 7:22:56 am255°West-southwest13.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 8:20:29 am254°West-southwest26.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 8 at 9:18:09 am252°West-southwest40.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 10:50:56 am242°West-southwest60.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility From KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 8LunarPenumbral
2018Feb 1LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Nov 12MercuryTransit
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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