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Near max in Apia
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:41 am

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Apia: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 4:50 am Countdown

Maximum: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 6:42 am

Ends: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 9:50 am

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute


August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Apia

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Apia. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialNear maxMoonset
6:22 am Aug 86:41 am Aug 86:45 am Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in Apia on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

EventTime in ApiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 4:50:01 am259°West25.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 6:22:56 am255°West-southwest4.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in ApiaAug 8 at 6:42:49 am254°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Apia 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 8 at 6:45:06 am254°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 7:20:29 am252°West-southwest8.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 8 at 8:18:09 am248°West-southwest21.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 9:50:56 am236°West-southwest40.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Apia (WST – West Samoa Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Apia

Eclipse Visibility From ApiaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
2019Jul 3SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Apia, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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