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Flag for Mauritania August 5, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Nouakchott: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 11:04 PM

Maximum: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Ended: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 2:14 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 10 minutes


August 5, 2009 – August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nouakchott

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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

11:04 PM Aug 512:39 AM Aug 62:14 AM Aug 6
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Local times for eclipse in Nouakchott on Thursday, August 6, 2009

EventTime in NouakchottDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 5 at 11:04:20 PM137°Southeast44.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseAug 6 at 12:39:11 AM168°South-southeast55.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 6 at 2:14:06 AM206°South-southwest52.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Nouakchott (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

Eclipses visible in Nouakchott

Eclipse Visibility from NouakchottVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
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