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Flag for United Arab Emirates August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 4:39 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Abu Dhabi: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 3:04 AM

Maximum: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 4:39 AM

Ended: Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 6:14 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 10 minutes


August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Abu Dhabi

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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

3:04 AM Aug 64:39 AM Aug 65:58 AM Aug 6
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Local times for eclipse in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, August 6, 2009

EventTime in Abu DhabiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 6 at 3:04:20 AM228°Southwest33.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseAug 6 at 4:39:11 AM244°West-southwest15.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetAug 6 at 5:58:39 AM253°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 6 at 6:14:06 AM255°West-southwest2.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Abu Dhabi (GST – Gulf Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Abu Dhabi

Eclipse Visibility from Abu DhabiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Abu Dhabi, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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