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Eclipse visible in San Francisco – July 7, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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 July 7, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in San Francisco on Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in San FranciscoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 7 at 1:42 AM188°South27.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseJul 7 at 2:38 AM201°South-southwest24.5° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 7 at 3:35 AM214°South-southwest19.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

Times are local for San Francisco (PDT - Pacific Daylight Time).

Other eclipses visible in San Francisco

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in San FranciscoLooks like in San FranciscoPath of the eclipse
Oct 27, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3, 2007LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 20 / Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 20, 2012SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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Apr 14 / Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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