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Flag for Laos November 9, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Vientiane, Laos

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Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 6:07 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Vientiane: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 5:16 AM

Maximum: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 6:07 AM

Ended: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 11:20 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 3 minutes


November 9, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Vientiane

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Vientiane, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. 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

5:16 AM Nov 96:07 AM Nov 96:10 AM Nov 9
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Local times for eclipse in Vientiane on Sunday, November 9, 2003

EventTime in VientianeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 5:16:58 AM283°West-northwest11.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in VientianeNov 9 at 6:07:40 AM286°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Vientiane 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetNov 9 at 6:10:00 AM287°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 6:32:51 AM289°West-northwest5.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 8:07:35 AM298°West-northwest25.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 9 at 8:18:35 AM300°West-northwest27.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsNov 9 at 8:29:32 AM301°West-northwest29.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsNov 9 at 10:04:16 AM320°Northwest46.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 9 at 11:20:11 AM344°North-northwest54.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Vientiane (ICT – Indochina Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Vientiane

Eclipse Visibility from VientianeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Vientiane, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100