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Flag for Canada December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

Max view in Cape Dorset
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Cape Dorset: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Ended: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Dorset

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 Cape Dorset. 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
1:52 PM Dec 312:23 PM Dec 312:52 PM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Dorset on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in Cape DorsetDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 12:17 PMNorth1.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 31 at 1:47 PM23°North-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 1:52 PM24°North-northeast0.2°
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 North-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 2:22 PM30°North-northeast1.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 2:52 PM37°Northeast2.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 4:28 PM56°East-northeast9.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cape Dorset (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Cape Dorset

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

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