Feb 9, 2009 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
The penumbral lunar eclipse on February 9, 2009 is the first lunar eclipse of the year. People can experience the eclipse in areas such as Alaska, Australia, eastern Asia, Hawaii, and New Zealand. This eclipse follows an annular solar eclipse that was 2009’s first eclipse.
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 Europe
- Much of Asia
- North/East Africa
- Much of North America
- Indian Ocean
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Seoul, South Korea
- Kolkata, West Bengal, India
- Tokyo, Japan
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Hanoi, Vietnam
- Moscow, Russia
- Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Bangkok, Thailand
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Manila, Philippines
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Yangon, Myanmar
- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Beijing, China
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
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||Feb 9 at 12:40 PM||Feb 9 at 7:40 AM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Feb 9 at 2:38 PM||Feb 9 at 9:38 AM||No, below horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Feb 9 at 4:35 PM||Feb 9 at 11:35 AM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.