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Eclipse visible in Helsinki – December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Moon covers only parts of the Sun, as seen from Helsinki. There are no other locations on Earth where the Sun appears completely covered during this event.

The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

More about the December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Helsinki on Thursday, December 31, 2009

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in HelsinkiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 7:19 PM90°East27.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 9:03 PM114°East-southeast39.6° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 9:23 PM119°East-southeast41.7° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 9:42 PM124°Southeast43.6° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 11:26 PM157°South-southeast51.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

Times are local for Helsinki (EET - Eastern European Time).

Other eclipses visible in Helsinki

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in HelsinkiLooks like in HelsinkiPath of the eclipse
May 4 / May 5, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 3, 2005SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14 / Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 29, 2006SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 1, 2008SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16 / Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 6, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2009LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 4, 2011SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15 / Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 25 / Apr 26, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 19, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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