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Flag for Germany January 31, 1999 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 5:23 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Esslingen: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Jan 31, 1999 at 3:06 PM

Maximum: Sun, Jan 31, 1999 at 5:23 PM

Ended: Sun, Jan 31, 1999 at 7:28 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 22 minutes


January 31, 1999 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Esslingen

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

5:19 PM Jan 315:23 PM Jan 317:28 PM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Esslingen on Sunday, January 31, 1999

EventTime in EsslingenDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 3:06:36 PM39°Northeast16.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 5:17:28 PM65°East-northeast0.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 31 at 5:19:45 PM65°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in EsslingenJan 31 at 5:23:29 PM66°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Esslingen 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 7:28:19 PM88°East19.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Esslingen (CET – Central European Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Esslingen

Eclipse Visibility from EsslingenVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1990Feb 9LunarTotal
1991Jan 30LunarPenumbral
1991Jun 27LunarPenumbral
1991Jul 26LunarPenumbral
1992Jun 15LunarPenumbral
1992Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
1993Nov 29LunarTotal
1994May 10SolarPartial
1994May 25LunarPartial
1994Nov 18LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1996Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
1996Sep 27LunarTotal
1996Oct 12SolarPartial
1997Mar 24LunarPartial
1997Sep 16LunarTotal
1998Mar 13LunarPenumbral
1998Aug 8LunarPenumbral
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Aug 11SolarTotal
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