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Flag for Australia September 8, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Friday, September 8, 2006 at 4:51 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Cairns: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 2:44 AM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 4:51 AM

Ended: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 6:58 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 14 minutes


September 8, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cairns

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Cairns. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
4:05 AM Sep 84:51 AM Sep 85:36 AM Sep 8
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Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Friday, September 8, 2006

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 2:44:08 AM280°West51.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 4:05:49 AM273°West32.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseSep 8 at 4:51:20 AM270°West21.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 8 at 5:36:53 AM267°West10.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
MoonsetSep 8 at 6:25:44 AM264°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 8 at 6:58:32 AM261°West8.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Cairns (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

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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