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Flag for Sao Tome and Principe December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — São Tomé, Sao Tome and Principe

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

São Tomé: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Ended: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — São Tomé

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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 São Tomé. 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
6:52 PM Dec 317:22 PM Dec 317:52 PM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in São Tomé on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in São ToméDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 5:17:09 PM66°East-northeast2.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 31 at 5:33:50 PM66°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 6:52:45 PM65°East-northeast16.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 7:22:42 PM64°East-northeast23.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 7:52:41 PM62°East-northeast29.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 9:28:14 PM52°Northeast49.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for São Tomé (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in São Tomé

Eclipse Visibility from São ToméVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
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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