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Flag for U.S.A. May 26, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Max view in Los Angeles
Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 5:03 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Los Angeles: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sun, May 26, 2002 at 3:15 AM

Maximum: Sun, May 26, 2002 at 5:03 AM

Ended: Sun, May 26, 2002 at 6:51 AM


Duration: 3 hours, 37 minutes

Location

May 26, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Los Angeles

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 May 26, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
3:15 AM May 265:03 AM May 265:52 AM May 26
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Local times for eclipse in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 26, 2002

EventTime in Los AngelesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 3:15 AM219°Southwest24.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 5:03 AM238°West-southwest8.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 26 at 5:52 AM245°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 6:51 AM253°West-southwest11.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Los Angeles (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Los Angeles

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

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