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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sydney: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 8:01 PM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Ends: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 1:59 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


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

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Sydney, 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 Sydney.

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
9:15 PM Apr 411:00 PM Apr 412:44 AM Apr 5
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Local times for eclipse in Sydney on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in SydneyDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 8:01 PM84°East16.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 9:15 PM73°East-northeast31.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 10:57 PM51°Northeast49.6°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 11:00 PM50°Northeast50.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 11:02 PM49°Northeast50.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 5 at 12:44 AMNorth61.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 5 at 1:59 AM332°North-northwest58.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Sydney (AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in Sydney

Eclipse Visibility from SydneyVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarPartial
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
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