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Flag for Kiribati February 10, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 4:38 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 2:38 AM

Maximum: Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 4:38 AM

Ended: Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 6:37 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


February 10, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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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

2:38 AM Feb 104:38 AM Feb 106:37 AM Feb 10
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 10 at 2:38:48 AM294°West-northwest57.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseFeb 10 at 4:38:12 AM285°West-northwest29.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 10 at 6:37:37 AM283°West-northwest1.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility from KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 15SolarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPartial
2004Oct 28LunarPartial
2005Apr 24 / Apr 25LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarPartial
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7 / Jul 8LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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