February 2009 lunar eclipse

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
February 9, 2009
Penumbral lunar eclipse Feb 9 2009 NavneethC.jpg
Just before maximum eclipse (14:29 UTC) from Chennai, India
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The moon passes right to left through the Earth's southern penumbral shadow.
Series (and member) 143 (18)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Penumbral 3:58:49
P1 12:38:50 UTC
Greatest 14:38:16 UTC
P4 16:37:39 UTC
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The moon moves right to left (west to east) through the constellation Leo

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on February 9, 2009, the first of four lunar eclipses in 2009, and being the deepest of three penumbral eclipses.[1] It also happened on the Lantern Festival, the first since February 20, 1989.


The eclipse was not visible in the East coast of the United States, South America and southernmost Mexico, Western Africa and western Europe. Best visibility was expected over most of Asia, the Western US, Mexico and throughout the Pacific region.[2]

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This simulated view shows the Earth and Sun as viewed from the center of the moon near contact points P1 and P4. The eclipse will be visible from earth from the locations of the world as seen on the Earth above.


Visibility Lunar Eclipse 2009-02-09.png

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