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Eclipse visible in Beijing – May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Beijing.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the May 4, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Beijing on Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 1:54 AM211°South-southwest27.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 2:53 AM224°Southwest20.8° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 3:54 AM235°Southwest12.0° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 4:31 AM241°West-southwest6.2° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Total Eclipse endsMay 5 at 5:07 AM247°West-southwest0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 5 at 5:10 AM248°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 6:08 AM256°West-southwest11.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 7:07 AM265°West21.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Beijing (CST - China Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Beijing

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in BeijingLooks like in BeijingPath of the eclipse
Jan 31 / Feb 1, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28, 1999LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16 / Jul 17, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 10, 2001LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5 / Jul 6, 2001LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 30, 2001LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 11, 2002SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 9, 2003LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 19, 2007SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 1, 2008SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9 / Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 22, 2009SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 1, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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