January 2001 lunar eclipse

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January 2001 lunar eclipse
Total eclipse
Lunar eclipse chart close-2001Jan09.png
Chart of the eclipse; ecliptic north is up, hourly motion shown right to left
Date9 January 2001
Saros cycle134 (26 of 73)
Totality61 minutes, 2 seconds
Partiality196 minutes, 19 seconds
Penumbral211 minutes, 2 seconds

A total lunar eclipse took place on 9 January 2001, the first of three lunar eclipses in 2001. A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 1 minute. The Moon was 19% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened for viewers over all of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 16 minutes in total and was visible in parts of north-eastern North America and Australia. It is the only total eclipse of the three. It was visible over Asia and Western Australia with the middle east getting mid eclipse at midnight.


Lunar eclipse from moon-2001Jan09.png

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