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

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

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Nome: 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

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December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Nome

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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 Nome. 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 Nome on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in NomeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 8:17 AM285°West-northwest19.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 9:52 AM304°Northwest10.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 10:22 AM310°Northwest7.5°
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 AM316°Northwest5.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 12:28 PM337°North-northwest0.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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 North-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Times are local for Nome (AKST – Alaska Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Nome

Eclipse Visibility from NomeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
Total
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
Partial
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
Total
2001Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Partial
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
Annular
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 30SolarPartial
Annular
2003Nov 8LunarPartial
Total
2004Oct 13SolarPartial
Partial
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
Total
2005Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
Partial
2007Mar 18SolarPartial
Partial
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 20LunarPartial
Total
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Partial
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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