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Flag for Jordan February 9, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Amman, Jordan

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Monday, February 9, 2009 at 5:21 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Amman: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM

Maximum: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 5:21 PM

Ended: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 6:37 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


February 9, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Amman

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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

5:18 PM Feb 95:21 PM Feb 96:37 PM Feb 9
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Local times for eclipse in Amman on Monday, February 9, 2009

EventTime in AmmanDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 9 at 2:38:48 PM49°Northeast28.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 9 at 4:38:12 PM69°East-northeast8.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 9 at 5:18:14 PM74°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in AmmanFeb 9 at 5:21:45 PM75°East-northeast0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Amman 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 9 at 6:37:37 PM85°East15.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Amman (AST – Arabia Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Amman

Eclipse Visibility from AmmanVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPartial
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Amman, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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