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Flag for Japan July 7, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kobe, Japan

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Kobe: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Maximum: Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Ended: Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute


July 7, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kobe

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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

7:19 PM Jul 77:22 PM Jul 77:39 PM Jul 7
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Local times for eclipse in Kobe on Tuesday, July 7, 2009

EventTime in KobeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 7 at 5:37:55 PM107°East-southeast19.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 7 at 6:38:38 PM114°East-southeast7.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJul 7 at 7:19:42 PM120°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KobeJul 7 at 7:22:34 PM120°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Kobe 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 7:39:18 PM122°East-southeast3.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Times are local for Kobe (JST – Japan Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kobe

Eclipse Visibility from KobeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2004May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 14SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarPenumbral
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kobe, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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