Feb 9, 2009 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
The penumbral lunar eclipse on February 9, 2009 is the first lunar eclipse of the year. People can experience the eclipse in areas such as Alaska, Australia, eastern Asia, Hawaii, and New Zealand. This eclipse follows an annular solar eclipse that was 2009’s first eclipse.
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:
- East in Europe
- Parts of Asia
- Parts of North America
- East in South America
Partial eclipse visible in...
- Hamilton, Bermuda
- Bogota, Colombia
- Albany, New York, U.S.A.
- Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
- Augusta, Maine, U.S.A.
- Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
- Bridgetown, Barbados
- Asuncion, Paraguay
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Belmopan, Belize
- Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Brussels, Belgium
- Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Algiers, Algeria
- Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
- Accra, Ghana
- Banjul, Gambia
- Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Bamako, Mali
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||Feb 9 at 12:40 PM||Feb 9 at 7:40 AM||No, under horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Feb 9 at 2:38 PM||Feb 9 at 9:38 AM||No, under horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Feb 9 at 4:35 PM||Feb 9 at 11:35 AM||No, under horizon|
* The Moon is under the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.