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Flag for Gabon December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port-Gentil, Gabon

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Port-Gentil: 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 — Port-Gentil

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Port-Gentil. 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.

More about the December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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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 Port-Gentil on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in Port-GentilDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 6:17:09 PM66°East-northeast1.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 31 at 6:27:15 PM66°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 7:52:45 PM64°East-northeast18.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 8:22:42 PM63°East-northeast24.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 8:52:41 PM61°East-northeast31.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 10:28:14 PM49°Northeast50.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Port-Gentil (WAT – West Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Port-Gentil

Eclipse Visibility from Port-GentilVisibility 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 Port-Gentil, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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