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Flag for Argentina May 26, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Buenos Aires, Argentina

Max view in Buenos Aires
Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 7:38 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Buenos Aires: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, May 26, 2002 at 7:15 AM

Maximum: Sun, May 26, 2002 at 7:38 AM

Ended: Sun, May 26, 2002 at 10:51 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 37 minutes


May 26, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Buenos Aires

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

7:15 AM May 267:38 AM May 267:44 AM May 26
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Local times for eclipse in Buenos Aires on Sunday, May 26, 2002

EventTime in Buenos AiresDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 7:15:02 AM250°West-southwest4.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Buenos AiresMay 26 at 7:38:31 AM247°West-southwest0.9°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Buenos Aires would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetMay 26 at 7:44:14 AM246°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 9:03:17 AM234°Southwest14.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 10:51:35 AM213°South-southwest28.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Buenos Aires (ART – Argentina Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Buenos Aires.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Buenos Aires

Eclipse Visibility from Buenos AiresVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPenumbral
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarPartial
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2007Sep 11SolarPartial
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Buenos Aires, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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