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Total eclipse of the moon on 28 August 2007
(22 August 2007)

A total eclipse of the moon will occur on Tuesday, 28 August 2007. Weather permitting, the event will be visible in Hong Kong.

The eclipse will occur from 3:52 p.m. to 9:23 p.m. The latter part of the eclipse can be observed in Hong Kong as the Moon will rise at 6:42 p.m. 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)
Moon enters penumbra
3:52 p.m.(28 August)
East
-39
Moon enters umbra
4:51 p.m.(28 August)
East
-26
Total eclipse begins
5:52 p.m.(28 August)
East
-12
Middle of eclipse
6:37 p.m.(28 August)
East
-2
Moonrise
6:42 p.m.(28 August)
East
-1
Total eclipse ends
7:23 p.m.(28 August)
East-southeast
8
Moon leaves umbra
8:24 p.m.(28 August)
East-southeast
21
Moon leaves penumbra
9:23 p.m.(28 August)
East-southeast
33
Moonset
6:37 a.m.(29 August)
West
-1

The best places to observe the event will be those with unobstructed view to the east-southeast such as Sai Kung, Shek O, etc.

The next lunar eclipse observable in Hong Kong will occur on 17 August 2008. It will be a partial 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 28 August 2007

Total eclipse of the moon on 28 August 2007

 

Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>