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Flag for U.S.A. December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.

Max view in Fairbanks
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Fairbanks: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 8:17 AM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Ended: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Fairbanks

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Fairbanks. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
9:52 AM Dec 3110:22 AM Dec 3110:52 AM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in Fairbanks on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in FairbanksDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 8:17:09 AM300°West-northwest12.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 9:52:45 AM319°Northwest4.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 10:22:42 AM326°Northwest2.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 10:52:41 AM332°North-northwest1.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetDec 31 at 11:27:22 AM339°North-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 12:28:14 PM353°North1.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Fairbanks (AKST – Alaska Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Fairbanks

Eclipse Visibility from FairbanksVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPenumbral
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 30SolarPartial
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 13SolarPartial
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
2005Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2007Mar 18SolarPartial
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fairbanks, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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