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Flag for India August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Calcutta)

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 5:07 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Kolkata: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 4:34 AM

Maximum: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 5:07 AM

Ended: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 7:44 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 10 minutes


August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata

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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

4:34 AM Aug 65:07 AM Aug 65:10 AM Aug 6
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Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Thursday, August 6, 2009

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 6 at 4:34:20 AM249°West-southwest7.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in KolkataAug 6 at 5:07:29 AM252°West-southwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Kolkata 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 6 at 5:10:26 AM253°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 6 at 6:09:11 AM258°West-southwest13.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 6 at 7:44:06 AM266°West34.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kolkata (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kolkata

Eclipse Visibility from KolkataVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPartial
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kolkata, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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