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Flag for Australia January 1, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Max view in Sunshine Coast
Friday, January 1, 2010 at 4:54 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Sunshine Coast: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 3:17 AM

Maximum: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 4:54 AM

Ended: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 7:28 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


January 1, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sunshine Coast

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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 Sunshine Coast. 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 partialMaxMoonset
4:52 AM Jan 14:54 AM Jan 14:56 AM Jan 1
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Local times for eclipse in Sunshine Coast on Friday, January 1, 2010

EventTime in Sunshine CoastDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 1 at 3:17:09 AM310°Northwest17.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 1 at 4:52:45 AM298°West-northwest0.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Sunshine CoastJan 1 at 4:54:10 AM298°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Sunshine Coast would be around this time.
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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJan 1 at 4:56:53 AM297°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 1 at 5:22:42 AM295°West-northwest5.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 1 at 5:52:41 AM292°West-northwest11.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 1 at 7:28:14 AM283°West-northwest30.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sunshine Coast (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Sunshine Coast

Eclipse Visibility from Sunshine CoastVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarPartial
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003Nov 24SolarPartial
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Sunshine Coast, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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