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Flag for U.S.A. August 5, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.

Max view in Washington DC
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Washington DC: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Maximum: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Ended: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:14 PM


Duration: 3 hours, 10 minutes

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August 5, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

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.

More about the August 5, 2009 – August 6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd
8:04 PM Aug 58:39 PM Aug 510:14 PM Aug 5
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Wednesday, August 5, 2009

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 5 at 7:04 PM102°East-southeast11.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 5 at 8:04 PM111°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 5 at 8:39 PM116°East-southeast5.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 5 at 10:14 PM133°Southeast20.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Washington DC (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility from Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
Partial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
Annular
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
Annular
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
Total
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
Total
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
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