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Flag for Tuvalu January 1, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Funafuti, Tuvalu

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Friday, January 1, 2010 at 5:43 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Funafuti: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 5:17 AM

Maximum: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 5:43 AM

Ended: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 9:28 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


January 1, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Funafuti

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

5:17 AM Jan 15:43 AM Jan 15:45 AM Jan 1
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Local times for eclipse in Funafuti on Friday, January 1, 2010

EventTime in FunafutiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 1 at 5:17:09 AM296°West-northwest5.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in FunafutiJan 1 at 5:43:14 AM295°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Funafuti 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJan 1 at 5:45:39 AM295°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 1 at 6:52:45 AM293°West-northwest15.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 1 at 7:22:42 AM293°West-northwest21.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 1 at 7:52:41 AM293°West-northwest28.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 1 at 9:28:14 AM296°West-northwest48.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Funafuti (TVT – Tuvalu Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Funafuti

Eclipse Visibility from FunafutiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 15SolarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarPenumbral
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPenumbral
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Funafuti, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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