Aug 5 – Aug 6, 2009 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs on August 6, 2009. It is the third of four lunar eclipses during the year. The eclipse lasts for about three hours.
What this lunar eclipse looks like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
BETA: This is a temporary animation, it would look different in real life. We hope to fix that issue soon.
Stages in eclipse
- Penumbral Eclipse just started
- Penumbral Eclipse in good progress
- Maximum Eclipse
- Penumbral Eclipse continues
- Penumbral Eclipse about to end
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- Parts of Europe
- West in Asia
- East in North America
- Much of South America
Partial eclipse visible in...
- Hanoi, Vietnam
- Guam (Hagåtña), Guam
- Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
- Beijing, China
- Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Anadyr, Russia
- Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Suva, Fiji
- Chatham Islands, Chatham Islands, New Zealand
- Adak, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Carson City, Nevada, U.S.A.
- Boise, Idaho, U.S.A.
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Aug 5 at 11:07 PM||Aug 5 at 7:07 PM||No, under horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Aug 6 at 12:39 AM||Aug 5 at 8:39 PM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Aug 6 at 2:11 AM||Aug 5 at 10:11 PM||Yes|
* The Moon is under the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.