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Flag for Greece August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Athens, Greece

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 3:39 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Athens: 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 — 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

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

EventTime in AthensDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 6 at 2:04:20 AM191°South34.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseAug 6 at 3:39:11 AM216°Southwest27.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 6 at 5:14:06 AM236°Southwest14.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Athens (EEST – Eastern European Summer Time).

Eclipses visible in Athens

Eclipse Visibility from AthensVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPartial
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 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
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