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Flag for U.S.A. July 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Howland Island, U.S.A.

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Monday, July 6, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Howland Island: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Maximum: Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Ended: Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute


July 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Howland Island

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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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

8:37 PM Jul 69:38 PM Jul 610:39 PM Jul 6
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Local times for eclipse in Howland Island on Monday, July 6, 2009

EventTime in Howland IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 6 at 8:37:55 PM121°East-southeast36.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseJul 6 at 9:38:38 PM129°Southeast48.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 6 at 10:39:18 PM145°Southeast58.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Howland Island (AoE – Anywhere on Earth).

Eclipses visible in Howland Island

Eclipse Visibility from Howland IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarPartial
2000Jul 15 / Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 25 / May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2004Oct 13SolarPartial
2005Apr 23LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 16 / Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPenumbral
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 6LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 21SolarPartial
2009Dec 31LunarPenumbral
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