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January 11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Jan 11, 2020 at 5:51 am
Near max in Wollongong
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Wollongong, New South Wales
Began: Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 4:07 am
Maximum: Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 5:51 am -0.141 Magnitude
Ended: Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 5:54 am
Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


January 11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Wollongong

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Wollongong. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (AEDT) for Wollongong. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.4 seconds.

4:07 am Sat, Jan 11
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction Northwest 315°
5:51 am Sat, Jan 11
Maximum in Wollongong This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Wollongong. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Wollongong because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-northwest 298°
5:54 am Sat, Jan 11SettingMoonset Setting, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase makes the Moon so dim before it sets, that it might disappear from view some time before it sets.Map direction West-northwest 298°
6:10 am Sat, Jan 11Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 296°
8:12 am Sat, Jan 11Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 281°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Wollongong

Eclipse Visibility From WollongongVisibility Worldwide
Oct 29, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 22, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Wollongong, or the path map image for global details.

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