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Flag for Dem. Rep. Congo December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. Congo

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Kinshasa: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 6:17 PM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Ended: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 10:28 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Kinshasa

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Kinshasa. 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
7:52 PM Dec 318:22 PM Dec 318:52 PM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in Kinshasa on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in KinshasaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 6:17:09 PM65°East-northeast2.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 7:52:45 PM61°East-northeast22.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 8:22:42 PM59°East-northeast28.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 8:52:41 PM56°East-northeast34.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 10:28:14 PM40°Northeast52.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kinshasa (WAT – West Africa Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Kinshasa

Eclipse Visibility from KinshasaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kinshasa, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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