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Lunar Eclipses: 2000 - 2005

Ramanbil_at_aol.com
Date: Thu Jan 20 2000 - 13:05:12 PST

Dear Bhagavatas
Here are excerpts from the Press release by NASA posted for your information
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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Press Release
Total Lunar Eclipse: January 20-21, 2000
Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/SEextra/TLE2000Jan20.html
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Times for the different phases of the eclipse appear in the following table. 
Make sure you choose the column for your time zone. 
Total Lunar Eclipse of January 20, 2000 
Event  Time
GMT  Time
EST  Time
CST  Time
MST  Time
PST  
Partial Eclipse Begins:  03:01 AM* 10:01 PM  09:01 PM  08:01 PM  07:01 PM 
Total Eclipse Begins:  04:05 AM* 11:05 PM  10:05 PM  09:05 PM  08:05 PM 
Mid-Eclipse:  04:44 AM* 11:44 PM  10:44 PM  09:44 PM  08:44 PM  
Total Eclipse Ends:  05:22 AM* 12:22 AM*  11:22 PM  10:22 PM 09:22 PM 
Partial Eclipse Ends:  06:25 AM* 01:25 AM*  12:25 AM*  11:25 PM  10:25 PM 
* Event occurs on morning of January 21, 2000
GST - Greenwich Mean Time 
EST - Eastern Standard Time 
CST - Central Standard Time 
MST - Mountain Standard Time 
PST - Pacific Standard Time
The Umbral Magnitude is the fraction on the Moon's diameter immersed in the 
umbra at maximum eclipse. For values greater than 1.0, it is a total eclipse. 
For negative values, it is a penumbral eclipse. The Total Duration is the 
duration of the total phase (total eclipses only). 
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Lunar Eclipses: 2000 - 2005 
Date Eclipse
Type  Umbral
Magnitude  Total
Duration  Geographic Region of 
Eclipse Visibility  
2000 Jan 21  Total  1.330  78m  Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa  
2000 Jul 16  Total  1.773  108m  Asia, Pacific, w Americas  
2001 Jan 09  Total  1.195  01h02m  e Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia  
2001 Jul 05  Partial  0.499  -  e Africa, Asia, Aus., Pacific  
2001 Dec 30  Penumbral  -0.110  -  e Asia, Aus., Pacific, Americas  
2002 May 26  Penumbral  -0.283  -  e Asia, Aus., Pacific, w Americas  
2002 Jun 24  Penumbral  -0.788  -  S. America, Europe, Africa, c Asia, Aus.  
2002 Nov 20  Penumbral  -0.222  -  Americas, Europe, Africa, e Asia  
2003 May 16  Total  1.134  00h53m  c Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa 
2003 Nov 09  Total  1.022  00h24m  Americas, Europe, Africa, c Asia  
2004 May 04  Total  1.309  01h16m  S. America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Aus.  
2004 Oct 28  Total  1.313  01h21m  Americas, Europe, Africa, c Asia  
2005 Apr 24  Penumbral  -0.139  -  e Asia, Aus., Pacific, Americas  
2005 Oct 17  Partial  0.068  -  Asia, Aus., Pacific, North America  
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Geographic abreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = 
west, c = central 

1 Only eclipses where the Moon passes through Earth's umbral shadow are 
included in these values. A lesser type of eclipse is the penumbral eclipse 
which occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's faint penumbral shadow. 
Penumbral eclipses are rarely discernable to the naked eye and are of lesser 
importance than umbral eclipses.