First Lunar Eclipse Of The Year 2009 On February 9th

The first lunar eclipse for the year 2009 happens on February 9th, exactly after 11 days of first solar eclipse of this year.This is the deepest eclipse of the year with the magnitude of 0.899. It will be easily visible to the naked eye as a dusky shading in the northern half of the Moon.

First Lunar Eclipse Of The Year 2009 On February 9th

CC Photo Credit: mugley

The times of the major phases in India are listed below

  • Eclipse begin time: 18:08:46 IST
  • Greatest eclipse time: 20:08:15 IST
  • Eclipse end time: 22:07:40 IST

The eclipse is visible to the naked eye apart from few minutes of beginning and ending. The word penumbra is derived from two Latin words namely paenes meaning “almost, nearly" umbra meaning "shadow", the region in which only a portion of the occulting body is blurring the light source. This eclipse is a partial eclipse. In fact, no shading can be detected until about 2/3 of the Moon’s disk is immersed. This would put the period of eclipse visibility from approximately 19:30 IST to 20:50 IST. This is only an estimate. However atmospheric conditions and the observer’s visual acuity are important factors to be considered for the visibility of the eclipse.

Few part of Eastern Canada and USA will miss the eclipse entirely since the eclipse begins after moonset. Observers in western Canada and the USA will have the best views with moonset occurring sometime after mid-eclipse. To catch the entire event, one must be in Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, or East Asia.

Lunar_Eclipse_Visibility

Photo Credit: Nasa

The above picture depicts the countries where the lunar eclipse would be visible. The light shaded portions are the places where the eclipse is visible during moon rise and moon set. The dark shaded portions are the places where the eclipse is completely not visible. The white region is the place where the eclipse is completely visible.

In Alaska, the eclipse begins at 03:38:46 and ends at 07:37:40. The greatest eclipse is felt at 05:38:15(local time)

In Hawaii the eclipse begins at 02:38:46 and ends at 06:37:40. The greatest eclipse is felt during 04:38:15 (local time)

In Sydney, Australia the eclipse begins at 23:38:46 and ends at 03:37:40. The greatest eclipse is felt during 01:38:15 (local time)

210 thoughts on “First Lunar Eclipse Of The Year 2009 On February 9th”

  1. @ Riya

    please add and subtract your GMT time zone difference from GMT time to get your eclipse timing.

    the GMT time is start time is Feb 09 12:36 and end time is Feb 09 16:40

  2. hai,
    pls advise me at what time the lunar eclipse would be visible in shanghai-china?pls advise me as early as possible,as the sun will sets here fast,pls.pls.

  3. @ R.P.Acharya, LATISH, Fanny Fizardo, Kajal, somashekar, Anjali

    In India,the eclipse starts at 6:08:46 pm and ends at 10:07:40 pm. The greatest phase of the eclipse is noticed at 08:08:15 pm. Also its visible in Mumbai between the start and the end time.

  4. @ kasi
    In Hyderabad, the eclipse starts around 6:00 pm and ends at 10:10 pm. The greatest phase of the eclipse is noticed at 08:08:15 pm

  5. @ smriti
    In Hyderabad, the eclipse starts around 6:00 pm and ends at 10:10 pm. The greatest phase of the eclipse is noticed at 08:08:15 pm

  6. HI, What time starts in melbourne, australia. Visible here or not.
    Pls write starting and ending timings.
    Thanks .

  7. hi kiran, if you are my friend kiran mayee from hyd- AP pls contact me here. im waiting presently in kuwait.

  8. Could u pls let me know when would Lunar Eclispe start and end in Mumbai and Gurgaon, I have to do some specific pooja and Japam during that period and thus help is appreciated..

  9. Even though it appears from your map above that we cant see the eclipse in Jamaica, at what time would the ‘energy’ of the eclipse be most evident (local Time).

  10. hi,i really appreciate this website and would like to know what time is the eclipse visible in london,can u pls send the exact time and duration of the lunar eclipse which will be on 9th feb in london.thank u.

  11. Hi, i am Kiran from Jakarta and i would like to know whether the eclipse is visible in indonesia and if yes from what time till what time and as i am 8 months pregnant what precautions should be taken…Pls do reply

  12. is it visible in Uganda, Kampala? and at what time? at least from the chart i can tell it should be just want to be sure of the time. Thanks

  13. How do you calculate the timings of any eclipse with respect to the given country? Also how about the timings of Lunar eclipse of Feb 9, 2009 for Kuwait?

    Thanks for the information, you will be providing

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