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Eclipses in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:15 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Diego Garcia: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 7:15 PM

Ends: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 8:59 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Diego Garcia

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Diego Garcia, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. Check the weather for Diego Garcia.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:13 PM Apr 47:15 PM Apr 47:44 PM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Diego Garcia on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in Diego GarciaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 3:01 PM112°East-southeast59.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 4:15 PM104°East-southeast42.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 5:57 PM98°East18.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 6:00 PM98°East18.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 6:02 PM98°East17.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 4 at 7:13 PM95°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Diego GarciaApr 4 at 7:15 PM95°East0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Diego Garcia would be around this time.
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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 7:44 PM95°East7.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 8:59 PM93°East24.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Diego Garcia (IOT – Indian Chagos Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Diego Garcia

Eclipse Visibility from Diego GarciaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Diego Garcia, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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