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Flag for Vanuatu January 1, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Vila, Vanuatu

Max View in Port Vila
Friday, January 1, 2010 at 5:10 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Port Vila: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 4:17 AM

Maximum: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 5:10 AM

Ended: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes


January 1, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Vila

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

4:17 AM Jan 15:10 AM Jan 15:12 AM Jan 1
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Local times for eclipse in Port Vila on Friday, January 1, 2010

EventTime in Port VilaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 1 at 4:17:09 AM300°West-northwest10.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Port VilaJan 1 at 5:10:12 AM296°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 Port Vila 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 1 at 5:12:43 AM296°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 1 at 5:52:45 AM293°West-northwest8.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 1 at 6:22:42 AM291°West-northwest15.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 1 at 6:52:41 AM290°West-northwest21.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 1 at 8:28:14 AM286°West-northwest42.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Port Vila (VUT – Vanuatu Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Port Vila

Eclipse Visibility From Port VilaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarPenumbral
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2004May 5LunarPartial
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2006Nov 9MercuryTransit
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port Vila, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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