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Flag for Finland August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Helsinki, Finland (Helsingfors)

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 3:39 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Helsinki: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 2:04 AM

Maximum: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 3:39 AM

Ended: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 5:14 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 10 minutes


August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Helsinki

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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

2:04 AM Aug 63:39 AM Aug 65:14 AM Aug 6
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Local times for eclipse in Helsinki on Thursday, August 6, 2009

EventTime in HelsinkiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 6 at 2:04:20 AM191°South12.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseAug 6 at 3:39:11 AM213°South-southwest8.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southwest.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 6 at 5:14:06 AM234°Southwest1.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Helsinki (EEST – Eastern European Summer Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Helsinki

Eclipse Visibility from HelsinkiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Helsinki, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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