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Flag for U.S.A. August 5, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Des Moines: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 6:04 PM

Maximum: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Ended: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 10 minutes


August 5, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Des Moines

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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

8:18 PM Aug 58:26 PM Aug 59:14 PM Aug 5
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Local times for eclipse in Des Moines on Wednesday, August 5, 2009

EventTime in Des MoinesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 5 at 6:04:20 PM91°East24.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 5 at 7:39:11 PM105°East-southeast7.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 5 at 8:18:22 PM111°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Des MoinesAug 5 at 8:26:25 PM112°East-southeast1.2°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Des Moines would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 5 at 9:14:06 PM120°East-southeast8.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Times are local for Des Moines (CDT – Central Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Des Moines

Eclipse Visibility from Des MoinesVisibility 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 3LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Des Moines, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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