Dec 31, 2009 Partial Lunar Eclipse
Eclipse enthusiasts in Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia can celebrate New Year’s Eve by observing a partial lunar eclipse on December 31, 2009. The event’s duration is about four 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:
- Much of Asia
- North/West North America
- West in South America
- Indian Ocean
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Rome, Italy
- Bucharest, Romania
- Algiers, Algeria
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
- Ankara, Turkey
- Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Brussels, Belgium
- Moscow, Russia
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||Dec 31 at 5:19 PM||Dec 31 at 12:19 PM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Dec 31 at 7:03 PM||Dec 31 at 2:03 PM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 31 at 7:23 PM||Dec 31 at 2:23 PM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Dec 31 at 7:42 PM||Dec 31 at 2:42 PM||No, below horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Dec 31 at 9:26 PM||Dec 31 at 4:26 PM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.