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Flag for Canada December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Whitehorse: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Ended: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Whitehorse

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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

9:17 AM Dec 3110:20 AM Dec 3110:27 AM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in Whitehorse on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in WhitehorseDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 9:17:09 AM311°Northwest5.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in WhitehorseDec 31 at 10:20:01 AM324°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 Whitehorse 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 Northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 31 at 10:27:15 AM325°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 10:52:45 AM331°North-northwest1.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 11:22:42 AM337°North-northwest2.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 11:52:41 AM343°North-northwest5.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 1:28:14 PMNorth6.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Whitehorse (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Whitehorse

Eclipse Visibility From WhitehorseVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPenumbral
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarPenumbral
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 6MercuryPartial Transit
2003May 15LunarPenumbral
2003May 30SolarPartial
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Jun 7VenusTransit
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Whitehorse, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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