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Flag for Australia May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Max view in Melbourne
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 6:30 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Melbourne: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 3:52 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 6:30 AM

Ended: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 9:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes


May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Melbourne. 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
4:48 AM May 56:30 AM May 57:08 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Melbourne on Wednesday, May 5, 2004

EventTime in MelbourneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 3:52 AM278°West35.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 4:48 AM269°West25.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 5:52 AM260°West13.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 6:30 AM255°West-southwest6.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Total Eclipse endsMay 5 at 7:07 AM249°West-southwest0.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 5 at 7:08 AM249°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 8:11 AM239°West-southwest11.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 9:08 AM229°Southwest19.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Melbourne (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility from MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarPartial
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003Nov 24SolarPartial
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Melbourne, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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