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Flag for Papua New Guinea January 1, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Max view in Port Moresby
Friday, January 1, 2010 at 5:22 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Port Moresby: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 3:17 AM

Maximum: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 5:22 AM

Ended: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 7:28 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


January 1, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Moresby

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Port Moresby. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
4:52 AM Jan 15:22 AM Jan 15:52 AM Jan 1
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Local times for eclipse in Port Moresby on Friday, January 1, 2010

EventTime in Port MoresbyDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 1 at 3:17:09 AM307°Northwest32.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 1 at 4:52:45 AM298°West-northwest13.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseJan 1 at 5:22:42 AM296°West-northwest7.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 1 at 5:52:41 AM295°West-northwest0.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetJan 1 at 5:57:48 AM294°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 1 at 7:28:14 AM292°West-northwest20.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Port Moresby (PGT – Papua New Guinea Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Port Moresby

Eclipse Visibility from Port MoresbyVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port Moresby, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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