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Flag for U.S.A. February 9, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Max view in Chicago
Monday, February 9, 2009 at 6:45 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Chicago: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 6:38 AM

Maximum: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 6:45 AM

Ended: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 10:37 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes


February 9, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Chicago

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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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:38 AM Feb 96:45 AM Feb 96:48 AM Feb 9
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Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Monday, February 9, 2009

EventTime in ChicagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 9 at 6:38:48 AM287°West-northwest1.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in ChicagoFeb 9 at 6:45:14 AM288°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 Chicago 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.
MoonsetFeb 9 at 6:48:07 AM289°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 9 at 8:38:12 AM307°Northwest18.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 9 at 10:37:37 AM334°North-northwest32.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Chicago (CST – Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Chicago

Eclipse Visibility from ChicagoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Chicago, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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