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.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
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When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Jul 7 at 08:37:55||Jul 7 at 4:37:55 am||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jul 7 at 09:38:38||Jul 7 at 5:38:38 am||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Jul 7 at 10:39:18||Jul 7 at 6:39:18 am||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was not visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.914.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.156.
The total duration of the eclipse is 2 hours, 1 minute.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: July 21–22, 2009 — Total Solar Eclipse
Third eclipse this season: August 5–6, 2009 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse