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Flag for Canada December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Blanc-Sablon, Quebec, Canada

Max view in Blanc-Sablon
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Blanc-Sablon: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Ended: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Blanc-Sablon

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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 Blanc-Sablon. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
3:41 PM Dec 313:49 PM Dec 313:52 PM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in Blanc-Sablon on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in Blanc-SablonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 1:17:09 PM21°North-northeast12.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 2:52:45 PM41°Northeast5.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 3:22:42 PM46°Northeast1.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 31 at 3:41:29 PM50°Northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Blanc-SablonDec 31 at 3:49:15 PM51°Northeast0.8°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Blanc-Sablon 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 Northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 3:52:41 PM52°Northeast1.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 5:28:14 PM69°East-northeast13.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Blanc-Sablon (AST – Atlantic Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Blanc-Sablon

Eclipse Visibility from Blanc-SablonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarPenumbral
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Blanc-Sablon, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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