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Flag for Fiji May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Suva, Fiji

Max view in Suva
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 6:13 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Suva: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 6:13 AM

Ended: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 11:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes


May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Suva

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Suva, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:52 AM May 56:13 AM May 56:16 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Suva on Wednesday, May 5, 2004

EventTime in SuvaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 5:52 AM255°West-southwest4.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in SuvaMay 5 at 6:13 AM253°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Suva would be around this time.
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 6:16 AM253°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 6:48 AM251°West-southwest7.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 7:52 AM244°West-southwest20.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 8:30 AM239°West-southwest28.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 5 at 9:07 AM234°Southwest35.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 10:11 AM220°Southwest45.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 11:08 AM203°South-southwest52.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Suva (FJT – Fiji Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Suva

Eclipse Visibility from SuvaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPenumbral
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarPenumbral
2005Apr 9SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPenumbral
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Suva, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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