The partial lunar eclipse of August 16 2008 will be visible over most of Asia, Australasia, Europe, Africa, and south America. Although only a partial eclipse, this eclipse should be quite significant, as most of the Moon will pass inside the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse -- the umbral magnitude is 0.812.
The partial eclipse will begin at 19:35:45 UT and end just over 3 hours later at 22:44:38 UT, with the moment of greatest eclipse at 21:10:08 UT. The penumbral phases of the eclipse begin at 18:23:07 UT and end at 23:57:06 UT; these will be visible over a slightly larger area.
More information on this eclipse may be found at Fred Espenak's site.
The following map shows the areas where the partial eclipse will be visible:
Visibility of the partial eclipse.
This map shows the position of the Moon (the cross in the centre) at the time of maximum eclipse. The darkened area sees the whole partial eclipse; the pink areas to the right see only the beginning; and the blue areas on the left see the end. The moment of maximum eclipse will be visible from the darker pink and blue areas, and the whole of the darkened area.
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