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
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
BETA: This is a temporary animation, it would look different in real life. We hope to fix that issue soon.
Stages in eclipse
- Penumbral Eclipse just started
- Penumbral Eclipse in good progress
- Maximum Eclipse
- Penumbral Eclipse continues
- Penumbral Eclipse about to end
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- West in Asia
- Parts of Australia
- East in North America
- Parts of South America
Partial eclipse visible in...
- Ankara, Turkey
- Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Athens, Greece
- Accra, Ghana
- Bamako, Mali
- Algiers, Algeria
- Banjul, Gambia
- Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Amman, Jordan
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Anadyr, Russia
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Aden, Yemen
- Doha, Qatar
- Manama, Bahrain
- Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Beijing, China
- Antananarivo, Madagascar
- Baghdad, Iraq
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, under horizon|
* The Moon is under the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.