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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 9:30 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Darwin: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 6:33 PM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 9:30 PM

Ends: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 12:28 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 55 minutes


April 4, 2015 – April 5, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Darwin

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Darwin, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight. Check the weather for Darwin.

More about the April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
7:47 PM Apr 49:30 PM Apr 411:14 PM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Darwin on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in DarwinDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 6:33 PM95°East1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 4 at 6:41 PM95°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 7:47 PM92°East15.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 9:30 PM86°East39.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 11:14 PM76°East-northeast64.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 5 at 12:28 AM44°Northeast80.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Darwin (ACST – Australian Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Darwin

Eclipse Visibility from DarwinVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarPartial
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Darwin, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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