August 2009 lunar eclipse
|Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
August 6, 2009
|Series (and member)||148 (3rd)|
|P1||23:01:04 UTC (Aug 5)|
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.
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 year cycles (354 days)
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.
|Descending node||Ascending node|
||2006 Mar 14
||2006 Sep 7
||2007 Mar 03
||2007 Aug 28
||2008 Feb 21
||2008 Aug 16
||2009 Feb 9
||2009 Aug 06
|Last set||2005 Apr 24||Last set||2005 Oct 17|
|Next set||2009 Dec 31||Next set||2009 Jul 07|
- List of lunar eclipses and List of 21st-century lunar eclipses
- File:2009-08-06 Lunar Eclipse Sketch.gif Chart
- John Walker (2009-08-07). "Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Imaged". Retrieved 2009-08-23. The eclipse was captured with two digital photographs and combined into one gif file.
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