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Flag for Australia January 1, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Max view in Sydney
Friday, January 1, 2010 at 5:42 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Sydney: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 4:17 AM

Maximum: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 5:42 AM

Ended: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 8:28 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes

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January 1, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sydney

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

StartMaxMoonset
4:17 AM Jan 15:42 AM Jan 15:45 AM Jan 1
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Local times for eclipse in Sydney on Friday, January 1, 2010

EventTime in SydneyDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 1 at 4:17 AM313°Northwest13.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in SydneyJan 1 at 5:42 AM300°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 Sydney 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 5:45 AM300°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 1 at 5:52 AM299°West-northwest1.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 1 at 6:22 AM295°West-northwest7.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 1 at 6:52 AM291°West-northwest12.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 1 at 8:28 AM280°West30.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sydney (AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Sydney

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

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