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Flag for China May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

Max view in Beijing
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 4:31 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Beijing: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 1:52 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 4:31 AM

Ended: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 7:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes


May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Beijing. 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
2:48 AM May 54:31 AM May 55:10 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Beijing on Wednesday, May 5, 2004

EventTime in BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 1:52 AM210°South-southwest27.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 2:48 AM223°Southwest21.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 3:52 AM235°Southwest12.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 4:30 AM241°West-southwest6.4°
Moon 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-southwest0.3°
Total 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 6:11 AM257°West-southwest11.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 7:08 AM265°West21.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Beijing (CST – China Standard Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in Beijing

Eclipse Visibility from BeijingVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarPartial
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Beijing, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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