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Flag for Japan February 9, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo, Japan

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Monday, February 9, 2009 at 11:38 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Tokyo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Maximum: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 11:38 PM

Ended: Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 1:37 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


February 9, 2009 – February 10, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo

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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

9:38 PM Feb 911:38 PM Feb 91:37 AM Feb 10
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Local times for eclipse in Tokyo on Monday, February 9, 2009

EventTime in TokyoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 9 at 9:38:48 PM118°East-southeast53.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseFeb 9 at 11:38:12 PM170°South67.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 10 at 1:37:37 AM231°Southwest57.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Tokyo (JST – Japan Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Tokyo

Eclipse Visibility from TokyoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2004May 5LunarPartial
2004Oct 14SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarPenumbral
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
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