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Flag for Hong Kong May 26, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 8:03 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Hong Kong: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, May 26, 2002 at 6:15 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 26, 2002 at 8:03 PM

Ended: Sun, May 26, 2002 at 9:51 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 37 minutes


May 26, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Hong Kong

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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

6:55 PM May 268:03 PM May 269:51 PM May 26
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Local times for eclipse in Hong Kong on Sunday, May 26, 2002

EventTime in Hong KongDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 6:15:02 PM108°East-southeast8.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 26 at 6:55:04 PM112°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 8:03:17 PM119°East-southeast13.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 9:51:35 PM136°Southeast32.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Hong Kong (HKT – Hong Kong Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Hong Kong

Eclipse Visibility from Hong KongVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarPartial
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Hong Kong, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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