Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, August 06, 2009

A penumbral lunar eclipse is due to occur on August 6, 2009. It would be the third of the four lunar eclipses during the year 2009. The eclipse is predicted to last for about three hours.

It will not be visible to the naked eye. According to NASA, the eclipse would not be visible as its magnitude is only 0.402. The lunar eclipse will bring the moon's northern limb into earth's penumbra.

penumbral lunar eclipse- August 06, 2009

The first penumbral contact occurs at 23:04:21 Universal Time (UT).

The ecliptic conjunction occurs at about 00:54:52 UT and the point of greatest eclipse occurs at about 00:39:11 UT. The eclipse ends at about 02:14:08 UT.

The moon will be in the constellation Capricornus during the eclipse.

Europe, South America and Africa are the best places to view the moon during this eclipse.

sun    Sun
Moon    Moon
Mercury    Mercury
Venus    Venus
Mars    Mars
jupiter    Jupiter
saturn    Saturn
uranus    Uranus
neptune    Neptune
pluto    Pluto
chiron    Chiron