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Flag for Canada April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Max view in Halifax
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 6:40 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Halifax: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 6:40 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Halifax

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Halifax, 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 46:40 AM Apr 46:52 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Halifax on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in HalifaxDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 6:01:28 AM254°West-southwest8.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in HalifaxApr 4 at 6:40:14 AM261°West1.9°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Halifax would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetApr 4 at 6:52:29 AM263°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 7:15:48 AM267°West3.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 8:57:58 AM284°West-northwest22.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 9:00:17 AM285°West-northwest22.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 9:02:37 AM285°West-northwest23.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 10:44:48 AM307°Northwest38.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 11:59:02 AM328°North-northwest47.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Halifax (ADT – Atlantic Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Halifax

Eclipse Visibility from HalifaxVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Halifax, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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