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Flag for China November 9, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

Max view in Beijing
Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 6:44 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Beijing: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 6:16 AM

Maximum: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 6:44 AM

Ended: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 12:20 PM


Duration: 6 hours, 3 minutes

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November 9, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Beijing, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. 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
6:16 AM Nov 96:44 AM Nov 96:47 AM Nov 9
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Local times for eclipse in Beijing on Sunday, November 9, 2003

EventTime in BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 6:16 AM286°West-northwest4.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in BeijingNov 9 at 6:44 AM290°West-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 Beijing 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetNov 9 at 6:47 AM291°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 7:32 AM298°West-northwest8.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 9:07 AM316°Northwest22.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 9 at 9:18 AM318°Northwest23.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsNov 9 at 9:29 AM320°Northwest24.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsNov 9 at 11:04 AM344°North-northwest32.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 9 at 12:20 PMNorth33.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Beijing (CST – China Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Beijing

Eclipse Visibility from BeijingVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
Total
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
Total
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
Partial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
Annular
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPenumbral
Total
2004May 5LunarTotal
Total
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
Partial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
Partial
2007Mar 4LunarPartial
Total
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
Partial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
Total
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Beijing, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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