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Flag for Brazil April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Max view in Brasilia
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 6:12 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Brasilia: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 6:01 AM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 6:12 AM

Ended: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 11:59 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Brasilia

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Brasilia, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:01 AM Apr 46:12 AM Apr 46:14 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Brasilia on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in BrasiliaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 6:01:28 AM266°West2.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in BrasiliaApr 4 at 6:12:08 AM265°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Brasilia 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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetApr 4 at 6:14:20 AM265°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 7:15:48 AM261°West14.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 8:57:58 AM251°West-southwest37.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 9:00:17 AM250°West-southwest38.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 9:02:37 AM250°West-southwest38.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 10:44:48 AM229°Southwest59.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 11:59:02 AM194°South-southwest68.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Brasilia (BRT – Brasília Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Brasilia

Eclipse Visibility from BrasiliaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarPenumbral
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
2019Jul 16LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Brasilia, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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