Eclipses of the Sun and Moon, 2009

Note: The day of an eclipse is given in Universal Time (UT) and may start a day earlier or later depending on your time zone.

  • 26 January. Annular eclipse of the Sun. Visible from a wide track that traverses the southern Atlantic Ocean, missing the African continent by 560 miles, curving over the southern Indian Ocean, reaching land with the Cocos Islands, southern Sumatra, and western Java.
  • February 9. Penumbral eclipse of the Moon. Visible from Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, and East Asia.
  • 22 July. Total eclipse of the Sun. Visible from across India, China, southern Japan, and the south Pacific Ocean.
  • 31 December. Partial eclipse of the Moon. Primarily visible from the Eastern Hemisphere.

See also Encyclopedia: eclipse and Quiz: eclipse.


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