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Eclipse visible in London – June 24, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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.

More about the June 24, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in London on Monday, June 24, 2002

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 24 at 9:27 PM134°Southeast0.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
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 Southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximum EclipseJun 24 at 10:28 PM145°Southeast5.8° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 24 at 11:29 PM158°South-southeast10.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for London (BST - British Summer Time).

Other eclipses visible in London

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in LondonLooks like in LondonPath of the eclipse
Mar 24, 1997LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 16, 1997LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 8, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 11, 1999SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 9, 2001LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 24, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 19 / Nov 20, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 31, 2003SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8 / Nov 9, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 4 / May 5, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 3, 2005SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14 / Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 29, 2006SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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