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Flag for U.S.A. August 5, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Max view in Boston
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Boston: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Maximum: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Ended: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 10 minutes


August 5, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Boston

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.

More about the August 5, 2009 – August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

7:47 PM Aug 58:39 PM Aug 510:14 PM Aug 5
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Local times for eclipse in Boston on Wednesday, August 5, 2009

EventTime in BostonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 5 at 7:04 PM105°East-southeast7.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 5 at 7:47 PM112°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 5 at 8:39 PM121°East-southeast8.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 5 at 10:14 PM139°Southeast21.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Boston (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Boston

Eclipse Visibility from BostonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Boston, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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