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Flag for U.S.A. May 26, 2002 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — San Jose, California, U.S.A.

Max view in San Jose
Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 5:03 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

San Jose: 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


May 26, 2002 — 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

3:15 AM May 265:03 AM May 266:00 AM May 26
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Local times for eclipse in San Jose on Sunday, May 26, 2002

EventTime in San JoseDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 3:15:02 AM215°Southwest24.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 5:03:17 AM235°Southwest9.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
MoonsetMay 26 at 6:00:36 AM244°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 6:51:35 AM251°West-southwest9.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for San Jose (PDT – Pacific Daylight 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 visible in San Jose

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

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