Home > Sun & Moon > Eclipses > Praia, Cabo Verde

Flag for Cabo Verde May 4, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Praia, Cabo Verde

Max View in Praia
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 7:30 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Praia: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 7:30 PM

Ended: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 10:08 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes


May 4, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Praia

Live Eclipse Animation will start at:
Live Eclipse Animation has ended.
You are using an outdated browser, to view the animation please update or switch to a modern browser. Alternatively you can view the old animation by clicking here.

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Praia. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

More about the May 4, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Add Eclipse to Calendar

Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:48 PM May 47:30 PM May 49:11 PM May 4
Expand for more details on eclipse events and times

Local times for eclipse in Praia on Tuesday, May 4, 2004

EventTime in PraiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 4:52:19 PM101°East26.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 5:48:38 PM104°East-southeast13.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 4 at 6:48:33 PM107°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 6:52:30 PM107°East-southeast0.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
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.
Maximum EclipseMay 4 at 7:30:11 PM110°East-southeast8.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Total Eclipse endsMay 4 at 8:07:57 PM113°East-southeast16.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 4 at 9:11:50 PM121°East-southeast30.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 4 at 10:08:04 PM130°Southeast40.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Praia (CVT – Cape Verde Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Praia

Eclipse Visibility From PraiaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Praia, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All Eclipses Worldwide, From 1900 to 2100