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Flag for Greece January 31, 1999 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Athens, Greece

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Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 6:17 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Athens: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Jan 31, 1999 at 4:06 PM

Maximum: Sun, Jan 31, 1999 at 6:17 PM

Ended: Sun, Jan 31, 1999 at 8:28 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 22 minutes


January 31, 1999 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Athens

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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

5:45 PM Jan 316:17 PM Jan 318:28 PM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Athens on Sunday, January 31, 1999

EventTime in AthensDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 4:06:36 PM53°Northeast16.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 31 at 5:45:26 PM69°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 6:17:28 PM74°East-northeast5.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 8:28:19 PM93°East29.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Athens (EET – Eastern European Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Athens

Eclipse Visibility from AthensVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1990Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarTotal
1991Jan 30LunarPenumbral
1991Jun 27LunarPenumbral
1991Jul 26LunarPenumbral
1992Jun 15LunarPenumbral
1992Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
1993Nov 29LunarPartial
1994May 25LunarPartial
1994Nov 18LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1996Apr 4LunarTotal
1996Sep 27LunarTotal
1996Oct 12SolarPartial
1997Mar 24LunarPartial
1997Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
1998Mar 13LunarPenumbral
1998Aug 8LunarPenumbral
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Aug 11SolarPartial
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