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Near max in Pago Pago
Monday, August 7, 2017 at 6:37 am

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Pago Pago: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 4:50 am Countdown

Maximum: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 6:38 am

Ends: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 9:50 am

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute

Magnitude: 0.11


August 7, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Pago Pago

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Pago Pago. 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.

More about the August 7, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialNear maxMoonset
6:22 am Aug 76:37 am Aug 76:41 am Aug 7
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Local times for eclipse in Pago Pago on Monday, August 7, 2017

EventTime in Pago PagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 7 at 4:50:01 am259°West25.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 7 at 6:22:56 am255°West-southwest3.8°
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 Pago PagoAug 7 at 6:38:59 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 Pago Pago 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 7 at 6:41:14 am254°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 7 at 7:20:29 am252°West-southwest9.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 7 at 8:18:09 am247°West-southwest22.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 7 at 9:50:56 am235°Southwest41.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Pago Pago (SST – Samoa Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Pago Pago

Eclipse Visibility From Pago PagoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 20LunarPartial
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Pago Pago, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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