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Flag for Canada April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Max view in Vancouver
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Vancouver: Total Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Ends: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 7:59 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes

Location

April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Vancouver

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Will Look

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Vancouver. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red. Check the weather for Vancouver.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
3:15 AM Apr 45:00 AM Apr 46:44 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Vancouver on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in VancouverDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 2:01 AM196°South-southwest34.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 3:15 AM216°Southwest28.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 4:57 AM240°West-southwest16.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 5:00 AM240°West-southwest16.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 5:02 AM240°West-southwest15.7°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 6:44 AM260°West0.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
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 6:50 AM261°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 7:59 AM274°West11.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Vancouver (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Vancouver

Eclipse Visibility from VancouverVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
Total
2012May 20SolarPartial
Annular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
Partial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Vancouver, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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