August 2009 lunar eclipse

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
August 6, 2009[1]
Penumbral lunar eclipse Aug 6 2009 John Walker.gif
This subtle penumbral eclipse covered a fraction of the southern edge of the moon as shown in this animation by John Walker, viewed from Lignières, Switzerland.
Lunar eclipse chart close-2009aug06.png
Series (and member) 148 (3rd)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Penumbral 3:16:19
Contacts
P1 23:01:04 UTC (Aug 5)
Greatest 0:39:11 UTC
P4 2:17:23 UTC
Lunar eclipse chart-2009aug06.png
The moon's hourly motion west to east through the constellation of Capricornus and the northern edge of the Earth's penumbral shadow

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on August 6, 2009, the third of four lunar eclipses in 2009. The moon's small entry into the Earth's penumbral shadow will produce an extremely subtle dimming of the moon's southern edge, difficult to observe visually.

Visibility[edit]

The eclipse was completely visible over Africa and Europe and South America. It was seen rising over eastern North America and setting over Asia.

Lunar eclipse from moon-2009Aug06.png

Visibility Lunar Eclipse 2009-08-06.png

Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year cycles (354 days)[edit]

The lunar year series repeats after 12 lunations or 354 days (Shifting back about 10 days in sequential years). Because of the date shift, the Earth's shadow will be about 11 degrees west in sequential events.

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2006–2009
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros #
and photo
Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros #
and photo
Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
113
Penumbral lunar eclipse 2006 March 14 Warrenton VA.jpg
2006 Mar 14
Lunar eclipse from moon-2006Mar14.png
penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-06mar14.png
118
Partial lunar eclipse Sept 7 2006-Mikelens.jpg
2006 Sep 7
Lunar eclipse from moon-2006Sep07.png
partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-2006Sep07.png
123
Red moon during lunar eclipse.jpg
2007 Mar 03
Lunar eclipse from moon-2007Mar03.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-07mar03.png
128
Lunar Eclipse.jpg
2007 Aug 28
Lunar eclipse from moon-2007Aug28.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2007aug28.png
133
February 2008 total lunar eclipse John Buonomo.jpg
2008 Feb 21
Lunar eclipse from moon-2008Feb21.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-08feb20.png
138
20080816eclipsed2.jpg
2008 Aug 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-2008Aug16.png
partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-2008Aug16.png
143
Penumbral lunar eclipse Feb 9 2009 NavneethC.jpg
2009 Feb 9
Lunar eclipse from moon-2009Feb09.png
penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-09feb09.png
148
Penumbral lunar eclipse Aug 6 2009 John Walker.gif
2009 Aug 06
Lunar eclipse from moon-2009Aug06.png
penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-2009aug06.png
Last set 2005 Apr 24 Last set 2005 Oct 17
Next set 2009 Dec 31 Next set 2009 Jul 07


See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 Aug 06 chart: Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC

External links[edit]