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Flag for USA January 31, 1999 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — San Jose, California, USA

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Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 7:05 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

San Jose: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Jan 31, 1999 at 6:06 AM

Maximum: Sun, Jan 31, 1999 at 7:05 AM

Ended: Sun, Jan 31, 1999 at 10:28 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 22 minutes


January 31, 1999 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — San Jose

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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

6:06 AM Jan 317:05 AM Jan 317:07 AM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in San Jose on Sunday, January 31, 1999

EventTime in San JoseDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 6:06:36 AM282°West-northwest10.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in San JoseJan 31 at 7:05:07 AM290°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in San Jose 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJan 31 at 7:07:56 AM291°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 8:17:28 AM301°West-northwest12.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 10:28:19 AM327°North-northwest30.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for San Jose (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in San Jose

Eclipse Visibility From San JoseVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1990Jul 21SolarPartial
1990Aug 6LunarPartial
1991Jan 29LunarPenumbral
1991Jun 26LunarPenumbral
1991Jul 11SolarPartial
1991Dec 21LunarPartial
1992Jan 4SolarPartial
1992Jun 14 / Jun 15LunarPartial
1992Dec 9LunarPartial
1993May 21SolarPartial
1993Jun 4LunarTotal
1993Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarTotal
1994May 10SolarPartial
1994May 24LunarPartial
1994Nov 17 / Nov 18LunarPenumbral
1995Apr 15LunarPartial
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1996Sep 26LunarTotal
1997Mar 23LunarPartial
1998Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1998Sep 6LunarPenumbral
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Jul 28LunarPartial
1999Nov 15MercuryTransit
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