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Flag for Costa Rica April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose, Costa Rica

Max view in San Jose
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 5:22 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

San Jose: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 3:01 AM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 5:22 AM

Ended: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 8:59 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in San Jose, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:15 AM Apr 45:22 AM Apr 45:34 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in San Jose on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in San JoseDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 3:01:28 AM256°West-southwest35.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 4:15:48 AM261°West18.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in San JoseApr 4 at 5:22:23 AM264°West2.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in San Jose would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetApr 4 at 5:34:06 AM265°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 5:57:58 AM266°West6.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 6:00:17 AM266°West6.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 6:02:37 AM266°West7.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 7:44:48 AM269°West31.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 8:59:02 AM273°West49.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for San Jose (CST – Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in San Jose

Eclipse Visibility from San JoseVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in San Jose, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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