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Flag for Australia April 24, 2005 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 7:55 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Cairns: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Apr 24, 2005 at 5:54 PM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 24, 2005 at 7:55 PM

Ended: Sun, Apr 24, 2005 at 9:56 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 2 minutes


April 24, 2005 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cairns

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

5:54 PM Apr 247:55 PM Apr 249:56 PM Apr 24
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Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Sunday, April 24, 2005

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 24 at 5:54 PM104°East-southeast0.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximum EclipseApr 24 at 7:55 PM97°East27.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 24 at 9:56 PM91°East55.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cairns (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Cairns

Eclipse Visibility from CairnsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarPartial
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cairns, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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