Aug 5 – Aug 6, 2009 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs on August 6, 2009. It is the third of four lunar eclipses during the year. The eclipse lasts for about three hours.
What this lunar eclipse looks like
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- South/East Asia
- South/West North America
- Much of South America
- Indian Ocean
Partial eclipse visible in:
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Rome, Italy
- Bucharest, Romania
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Algiers, Algeria
- Brussels, Belgium
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Cairo, Egypt
- Ankara, Turkey
- Moscow, Russia
- Athens, Greece
- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Baghdad, Iraq
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Paris, France
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Madrid, Spain
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Aug 5 at 11:07 PM||Aug 5 at 7:07 PM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Aug 6 at 12:39 AM||Aug 5 at 8:39 PM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Aug 6 at 2:11 AM||Aug 5 at 10:11 PM||Yes|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.