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Eclipses of the Sun and Moon, 2008

Note: The day of an eclipse is given in Universal Time (UT) and may start a day earlier or later depending on your time zone. (See Phenomena, 2008, to find time of eclipse.)

  • February 7. Annular eclipse of the Sun. Visible from a wide track that traverses Antarctica and Southern regions of the Pacific Ocean. A partial eclipse will be seen from the southeastern third of Australia, all of New Zealand, and most of Antarctica.
  • February 21. Total eclipse of the Moon. Visible in most of North and South America as well as western Europe.
  • Aug. 01. Total eclipse of the Sun. Visible from Canada across to the northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia, and China. A partial eclipse can be seen from northeastern North America and most of Europe and Asia.
  • Aug. 16. Partial eclipse of the Moon. Visible from the Eastern Hemisphere as well as eastern South America.

See also Encyclopedia: eclipse and Quiz: eclipse.


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