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Flag for Madagascar February 9, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Monday, February 9, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Antananarivo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Maximum: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Ended: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


February 9, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Antananarivo

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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

6:24 PM Feb 96:27 PM Feb 97:37 PM Feb 9
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Local times for eclipse in Antananarivo on Monday, February 9, 2009

EventTime in AntananarivoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 9 at 3:38:48 PM86°East37.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 9 at 5:38:12 PM79°East10.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 9 at 6:24:32 PM76°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in AntananarivoFeb 9 at 6:27:50 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 Antananarivo 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 7:37:37 PM70°East-northeast15.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Antananarivo (EAT – Eastern Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Antananarivo

Eclipse Visibility from AntananarivoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPenumbral
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003May 16LunarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004Apr 19SolarPartial
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarPartial
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Antananarivo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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