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Flag for Iraq November 20, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Sulaimaniya, Iraq (as-Sulaymânîyah)

Max view in Sulaimaniya
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 4:46 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Sulaimaniya: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 2:34 AM

Maximum: Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 4:46 AM

Ended: Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 6:58 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 24 minutes


November 20, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Sulaimaniya

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.

More about the November 19, 2002 – November 20, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

2:34 AM Nov 204:46 AM Nov 206:42 AM Nov 20
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Local times for eclipse in Sulaimaniya on Wednesday, November 20, 2002

EventTime in SulaimaniyaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 20 at 2:34 AM258°West-southwest47.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseNov 20 at 4:46 AM278°West21.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetNov 20 at 6:42 AM293°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 20 at 6:58 AM296°West-northwest2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sulaimaniya (AST – Arabia Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Sulaimaniya

Eclipse Visibility from SulaimaniyaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16LunarPenumbral
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Sulaimaniya, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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