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Flag for Kuwait August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 3:39 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Kuwait City: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 2:04 AM

Maximum: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 3:39 AM

Ended: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 5:14 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 10 minutes


August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kuwait City

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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

2:04 AM Aug 63:39 AM Aug 65:14 AM Aug 6
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Local times for eclipse in Kuwait City on Thursday, August 6, 2009

EventTime in Kuwait CityDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 6 at 2:04:20 AM220°Southwest33.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseAug 6 at 3:39:11 AM239°West-southwest18.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 6 at 5:14:06 AM252°West-southwest0.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Times are local for Kuwait City (AST – Arabia Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Kuwait City

Eclipse Visibility from Kuwait CityVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kuwait City, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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