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Flag for Canada December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Max view in Yellowknife
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Yellowknife: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Ended: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 2:28 PM


Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes

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December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Yellowknife

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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
10:17 AM Dec 3110:21 AM Dec 3110:26 AM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in Yellowknife on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in YellowknifeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 10:17 AM329°North-northwest0.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximal Eclipse visible in YellowknifeDec 31 at 10:21 AM330°North-northwest0.2°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Yellowknife 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 31 at 10:26 AM331°North-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 11:52 AM349°North2.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 12:22 PM356°North3.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 12:52 PMNorth3.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 2:28 PM23°North-northeast1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Yellowknife (MST – Mountain Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Yellowknife

Eclipse Visibility from YellowknifeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
Partial
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
Partial
2001Jan 9LunarPenumbral
Total
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
Annular
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarPartial
Total
2003May 30 / May 31SolarPartial
Annular
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
Partial
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2007Mar 3LunarPartial
Total
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
Total
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPenumbral
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Yellowknife, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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