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 San Francisco*||Visible in San Francisco|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Aug 5 at 11:07 PM||Aug 5 at 4:07 PM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Aug 6 at 12:39 AM||Aug 5 at 5:39 PM||No, below horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Aug 6 at 2:11 AM||Aug 5 at 7:11 PM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in San Francisco.