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Flag for U.S.A. December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Baker Island, U.S.A.

Max view in Baker Island
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 5:40 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Baker Island: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 5:17 AM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 5:40 AM

Ended: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 9:28 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes

Location

December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Baker Island

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

StartMaxMoonset
5:17 AM Dec 315:40 AM Dec 315:42 AM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in Baker Island on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in Baker IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 5:17 AM294°West-northwest5.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Baker IslandDec 31 at 5:40 AM294°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Baker Island would be around this time.
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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 31 at 5:42 AM294°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 6:52 AM295°West-northwest15.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 7:22 AM296°West-northwest22.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 7:52 AM297°West-northwest28.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 9:28 AM307°Northwest47.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Baker Island (AoE – Anywhere on Earth).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Baker Island

Eclipse Visibility from Baker IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarPartial
Total
2000Jul 15 / Jul 16LunarTotal
Total
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
Partial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
Annular
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002May 25 / May 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Apr 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Oct 16 / Oct 17LunarPartial
Partial
2006Sep 7LunarPenumbral
Partial
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
Total
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 21SolarPartial
Total
2009Dec 31LunarPenumbral
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Baker Island, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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