On August 16, 2008, there will be a partial lunar eclipse. The eclipse will be visible in the Eastern Hemisphere and in Eastern South America.
Most of Europe, central Asia and Africa will be able to see the full eclipse in its entirety.
Australia will be able to see it before sunrise and South America after sunset.
Facts on the Eclipse
1. Date: August 16, 2008
2. The second lunar eclipse of year 2008
3. Will be a partial lunar eclipse
4. Last lunar eclipse was on February 20-21, 2008
5. Next partial lunar eclipse will occur on February 9, 2009
6. Next full lunar eclipse on December 21, 2010
7. Visible in Australia in the early morning hours before dawn
8. Complete visibility in most of Europe, central Asia and Africa
9. Visible after sunset in South America
The penumbral eclipse will begin at 18:23 UTC, with the partial eclipse beginning at 19:36. The time of greatest eclipse is 21:10.
The partial eclipse will end at 22:44, and the penumbral eclipse will finally at 23:57.