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Eclipse visible in Himeji – July 7, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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 July 7, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Himeji on Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in HimejiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 7 at 5:42 PM107°East-southeast18.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 7 at 6:38 PM114°East-southeast8.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJul 7 at 7:21 PM120°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in HimejiJul 7 at 7:23 PM120°East-southeast0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Himeji 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 7 at 7:35 PM122°East-southeast2.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.

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

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

Times are local for Himeji (JST - Japan Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Himeji

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in HimejiLooks like in HimejiPath of the eclipse
May 5, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 14, 2004SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9 / Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 22, 2009SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 1, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 15, 2010SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10 / Dec 11, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 21, 2012SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28 / Nov 29, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 26, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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