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Eclipse visible in Anchorage – Dec 31, 2009 Partial Lunar Eclipse

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

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Anchorage. As the central part of the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a partial lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event.

The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

More about the Dec 31, 2009 Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Anchorage on Thursday, December 31, 2009

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 AnchorageDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsDec 31 at 8:19 AM299°West-northwest11.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial eclipse beginsDec 31 at 10:03 AM320°Northwest1.8° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 10:23 AM324°Northwest0.5° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon 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 10:32 AM326°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 10:42 AM328°North-northwest0.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 12:26 PM351°North5.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Anchorage (AKST - Alaska Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Anchorage

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Anchorage
Looks like in
Anchorage
Path of the eclipse
Oct 13, 2004SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 23 / Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 27 / Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2009LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 20 / Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 20, 2012SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 14 / Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 23, 2014SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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