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Flag for Brazil May 4, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Max view in São Paulo
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 5:37 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

São Paulo: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 2:52 PM

Maximum: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 5:37 PM

Ended: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 8:08 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes


May 4, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — São Paulo

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in São Paulo. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:35 PM May 45:37 PM May 47:11 PM May 4
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Local times for eclipse in São Paulo on Tuesday, May 4, 2004

EventTime in São PauloDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 2:52:19 PM128°Southeast32.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 3:48:38 PM120°East-southeast22.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 4:52:30 PM112°East-southeast9.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 4 at 5:30:11 PM108°East-southeast0.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 4 at 5:35:11 PM108°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in São PauloMay 4 at 5:37:33 PM108°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in São Paulo 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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsMay 4 at 6:07:57 PM105°East-southeast6.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 4 at 7:11:50 PM100°East20.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 4 at 8:08:04 PM96°East32.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for São Paulo (BRT – Brasília Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in São Paulo

Eclipse Visibility from São PauloVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2007Sep 11SolarPartial
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in São Paulo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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