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Flag for Cook Islands April 3, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Rarotonga: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 2:00 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


April 3, 2015 – April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Rarotonga. 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
12:15 AM Apr 42:00 AM Apr 43:44 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 11:01:28 PM58°East-northeast61.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 12:15:48 AM20°North-northeast72.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 1:57:58 AM308°Northwest65.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 2:00:17 AM308°Northwest65.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 2:02:37 AM307°Northwest64.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 3:44:48 AM283°West-northwest43.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 4:59:02 AM275°West26.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Rarotonga (CKT – Cook Island Time).

Eclipses visible in Rarotonga

Eclipse Visibility from RarotongaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rarotonga, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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