Jul 7, 2009 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
A penumbral lunar eclipse, which is the second of four lunar eclipses in 2009, occurs on July 7, 2009. It is a minor eclipse with a penumbral magnitude of 0.1562. The eclipse lasts for about two 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 York, New York, U.S.A.
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Havana, Cuba
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Lima, Lima, Peru
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Santiago, Chile
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Tokyo, Japan
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||Jul 7 at 8:42 AM||Jul 7 at 4:42 AM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jul 7 at 9:38 AM||Jul 7 at 5:38 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Jul 7 at 10:35 AM||Jul 7 at 6:35 AM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.