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Flag for U.S.A. December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.

Max view in Anchorage
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Anchorage: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 8:17 AM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Ended: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Anchorage

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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 Anchorage. 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 partialMaxMoonset
9:52 AM Dec 3110:22 AM Dec 3110:33 AM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in Anchorage on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in AnchorageDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 8:17:09 AM299°West-northwest11.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 9:52:45 AM318°Northwest2.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 10:22:42 AM324°Northwest0.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
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 Northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 31 at 10:33:25 AM326°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 10:52:41 AM330°North-northwest0.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 12:28:14 PM351°North5.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Anchorage (AKST – Alaska Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Anchorage

Eclipse Visibility from AnchorageVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
2001Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 30SolarPartial
2003Nov 8LunarPartial
2004Oct 13SolarPartial
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
2005Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Anchorage, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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