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Total eclipse of the moon on 4 March 2007
(23 February 2007)

A total eclipse of the moon will occur on Sunday, 4 March 2007. Weather permitting, the event will be visible in Hong Kong.

The eclipse will occur from 4:16 am to 10:25 am. The former part of the eclipse can be observed in Hong Kong as the Moon will set at 6:46 am. Please refer to the attached diagram for the path of the moon during the eclipse.

Details of the eclipse are as follows:

 
Hong Kong
Time

Azimuth
Direction

Elevation
(Degrees)
Moonrise
5:57 p.m.(3 March)
East
-1
Moon enters penumbra
4:16 a.m.(4 March)
West
33
Moon enters umbra
5:30 a.m.(4 March)
West
16
Total eclipse begins
6:44 a.m.(4 March)
West
0
Moonset
6:46 a.m.(4 March)
West
-1
Middle of eclipse
7:21 a.m.(4 March)
West
-9
Total eclipse ends
7:58 a.m.(4 March)
West-northwest
-17
Moon leaves umbra
9:12 a.m.(4 March)
West-northwest
-33
Moon leaves penumbra
10:25 a.m.(4 March)
Northwest
-47

The best places to observe the event will be those with unobstructed view to the west such as Tai O, Tuen Mun, Cheung Chau, Lamma Island.

The next lunar eclipse observable in Hong Kong will occur on 28 August 2007. It will be a total eclipse.

Please refer to the Hong Kong Observatory website for a detailed explanation of the technical terms used for different stages of the eclipse:

http://www.weather.gov.hk/gts/astron2007/lunar_eclipse_e.htm

 



Total eclipse of the moon on 4 March 2007

Total eclipse of the moon on 4 March 2007

 

Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>