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Flag for Canada December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Baker Lake: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Ended: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Baker Lake

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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

2:11 PM Dec 312:25 PM Dec 313:28 PM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in Baker Lake on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in Baker LakeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 11:17:09 AM345°North-northwest0.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 12:52:45 PMNorth1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 1:22:42 PM12°North-northeast1.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 1:52:41 PM19°North-northeast0.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 31 at 2:11:49 PM23°North-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Baker LakeDec 31 at 2:25:07 PM26°North-northeast0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Baker Lake 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 North-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 3:28:14 PM39°Northeast3.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Times are local for Baker Lake (CST – Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Baker Lake

Eclipse Visibility From Baker LakeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003May 30 / May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Baker Lake, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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