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Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:43 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Athens: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Maximum: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 7:43 PM

Ends: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 9:53 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 19 minutes


February 10, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Athens

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During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does 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 February 10, 2017 – February 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

6:08 PM Feb 107:43 PM Feb 109:53 PM Feb 10
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Local times for eclipse in Athens on Friday, February 10, 2017

EventTime in AthensDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 10 at 5:34:14 PM69°East-northeast7.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 10 at 6:08:53 PM74°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 10 at 7:43:49 PM87°East18.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 10 at 9:53:25 PM107°East-southeast43.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Athens (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Athens

Eclipse Visibility From AthensVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
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