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Flag for China January 31, 1999 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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Monday, February 1, 1999 at 12:17 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Beijing: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Jan 31, 1999 at 10:06 PM

Maximum: Mon, Feb 1, 1999 at 12:17 AM

Ended: Mon, Feb 1, 1999 at 2:28 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 22 minutes


January 31, 1999 – February 1, 1999 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Beijing

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. 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

10:06 PM Jan 3112:17 AM Feb 12:28 AM Feb 1
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Local times for eclipse in Beijing on Monday, February 1, 1999

EventTime in BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 10:06:36 PM118°East-southeast51.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseFeb 1 at 12:17:28 AM174°South66.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 1 at 2:28:19 AM235°Southwest54.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Beijing (CST – China Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Beijing

Eclipse Visibility from BeijingVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1990Feb 10LunarTotal
1990Jul 22SolarPartial
1990Aug 6 / Aug 7LunarPartial
1991Jul 27LunarPenumbral
1991Dec 21LunarPartial
1992Dec 10LunarTotal
1992Dec 24SolarPartial
1993Jun 4LunarTotal
1995Apr 15LunarPartial
1995Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 24SolarPartial
1996Apr 4LunarPenumbral
1997Mar 9SolarPartial
1997Sep 17LunarTotal
1998Sep 6LunarPenumbral
1999Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarPenumbral
1999Jul 28LunarPartial
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