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Flag for Australia May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Max view in Alice Springs
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 6:00 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Alice Springs: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 3:22 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 6:00 AM

Ended: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 8:38 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes

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May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Alice Springs

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Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Alice Springs. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:18 AM May 56:00 AM May 57:01 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Alice Springs on Wednesday, May 5, 2004

EventTime in Alice SpringsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 3:22 AM272°West47.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 4:18 AM267°West34.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 5:22 AM261°West20.6°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 6:00 AM258°West-southwest12.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 5 at 6:37 AM254°West-southwest4.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 5 at 7:01 AM252°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 7:41 AM248°West-southwest8.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 8:38 AM241°West-southwest19.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Alice Springs (ACST – Australian Central Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Alice Springs.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Alice Springs

Eclipse Visibility from Alice SpringsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
Total
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
Total
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
Partial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
Total
2003Nov 24SolarPartial
Total
2004May 5LunarTotal
Total
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
Partial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
Partial
2007Mar 4LunarPenumbral
Total
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
Annular
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Partial
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