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Flag for New Zealand February 10, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rotorua, New Zealand (Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 3:38 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Rotorua: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 1:38 AM

Maximum: Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 3:38 AM

Ended: Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 5:37 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


February 10, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rotorua

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

1:38 AM Feb 103:38 AM Feb 105:37 AM Feb 10
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Local times for eclipse in Rotorua on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

EventTime in RotoruaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 10 at 1:38:48 AM355°North36.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseFeb 10 at 3:38:12 AM323°Northwest29.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 10 at 5:37:37 AM298°West-northwest12.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Rotorua (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in Rotorua

Eclipse Visibility from RotoruaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarPartial
2005Apr 9SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
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