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Monday, September 28, 2015 at 3:47 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Pointe-Noire: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 1:11 AM

Maximum: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 3:47 AM

Ended: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 6:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes


September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pointe-Noire

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Pointe-Noire. 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
2:07 AM Sep 283:47 AM Sep 285:27 AM Sep 28
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Local times for eclipse in Pointe-Noire on Monday, September 28, 2015

EventTime in Pointe-NoireDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 1:11:47 AM287°West-northwest70.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 2:07:13 AM280°West57.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 3:11:12 AM276°West41.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 28 at 3:47:09 AM275°West33.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 28 at 4:23:05 AM274°West24.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 5:27:05 AM273°West9.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetSep 28 at 6:06:35 AM272°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 6:22:31 AM272°West2.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Pointe-Noire (WAT – West Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Pointe-Noire

Eclipse Visibility from Pointe-NoireVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Pointe-Noire, or the path map image for global details.

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