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Flag for U.S.A. July 7, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nome, Alaska, U.S.A.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 2:05 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Nome: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Maximum: Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 2:05 AM

Ended: Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 2:39 AM

Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute


July 7, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nome

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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

1:49 AM Jul 72:05 AM Jul 72:39 AM Jul 7
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Local times for eclipse in Nome on Tuesday, July 7, 2009

EventTime in NomeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 7 at 12:37:55 AM147°South-southeast2.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 7 at 1:38:38 AM160°South-southeast0.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJul 7 at 1:49:13 AM162°South-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in NomeJul 7 at 2:05:28 AM166°South-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Nome 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 South-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 7 at 2:39:18 AM173°South1.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Nome (AKDT – Alaska Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Nome

Eclipse Visibility from NomeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 30SolarPartial
2003Nov 8LunarPartial
2004Oct 13SolarPartial
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
2005Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2007Mar 18SolarPartial
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nome, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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