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Flag for Indonesia August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 6:19 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Medan: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 6:04 AM

Maximum: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 6:19 AM

Ended: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 10 minutes


August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Medan

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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

6:04 AM Aug 66:19 AM Aug 66:21 AM Aug 6
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Local times for eclipse in Medan on Thursday, August 6, 2009

EventTime in MedanDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 6 at 6:04:20 AM254°West-southwest3.7°
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 MedanAug 6 at 6:19:26 AM254°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Medan 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 6:21:37 AM254°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 6 at 7:39:11 AM255°West-southwest18.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 6 at 9:14:06 AM253°West-southwest40.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Medan (WIB – Western Indonesian Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Medan

Eclipse Visibility from MedanVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Medan, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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