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Flag for Australia February 1, 1999 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Monday, February 1, 1999 at 3:17 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Sydney: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Feb 1, 1999 at 1:06 AM

Maximum: Mon, Feb 1, 1999 at 3:17 AM

Ended: Mon, Feb 1, 1999 at 5:28 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 22 minutes


February 1, 1999 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Sydney

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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

1:06 AM Feb 13:17 AM Feb 15:28 AM Feb 1
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Local times for eclipse in Sydney on Monday, February 1, 1999

EventTime in SydneyDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 1 at 1:06:36 AM359°North38.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseFeb 1 at 3:17:28 AM323°Northwest30.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 1 at 5:28:19 AM298°West-northwest10.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Sydney (AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in Sydney

Eclipse Visibility from SydneyVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1990Feb 10LunarTotal
1990Aug 6 / Aug 7LunarPartial
1991Jan 16SolarPartial
1991Jul 27LunarPenumbral
1991Dec 21LunarPartial
1993Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarTotal
1993Nov 14SolarPartial
1995Apr 15 / Apr 16LunarPartial
1995Oct 9LunarPenumbral
1997Sep 2SolarPartial
1997Sep 17LunarTotal
1998Aug 22SolarPartial
1998Sep 6LunarPenumbral
1999Feb 1LunarPenumbral
1999Feb 16SolarPartial
1999Jul 28 / Jul 29LunarPartial
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