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Flag for Chile April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Easter Island, Chile (Rapa Nui)

Max view in Easter Island
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Easter Island: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Ended: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 9:59 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Easter Island

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Easter Island. 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

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:15 AM Apr 47:00 AM Apr 48:33 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Easter Island on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in Easter IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 4:01:28 AM307°Northwest55.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 5:15:48 AM289°West-northwest41.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 6:57:58 AM275°West20.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 7:00:17 AM275°West19.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 7:02:37 AM274°West19.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
MoonsetApr 4 at 8:33:27 AM264°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 8:44:48 AM263°West1.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 9:59:02 AM254°West-southwest18.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Easter Island (EASST – Easter Island Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Easter Island

Eclipse Visibility from Easter IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarTotal
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Easter Island, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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