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Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Papeete: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Maximum: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Ended: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 7:22 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes


September 27, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Papeete

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Papeete, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:56 PM Sep 276:04 PM Sep 276:27 PM Sep 27
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Local times for eclipse in Papeete on Sunday, September 27, 2015

EventTime in PapeeteDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 2:11:47 PM110°East-southeast50.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 3:07:13 PM103°East-southeast38.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 4:11:12 PM96°East24.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 27 at 4:47:09 PM93°East16.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 27 at 5:23:05 PM91°East8.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 27 at 5:56:18 PM88°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in PapeeteSep 27 at 6:04:24 PM87°East1.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Papeete would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 27 at 6:27:05 PM86°East6.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 27 at 7:22:31 PM81°East19.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Papeete (TAHT – Tahiti Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Papeete

Eclipse Visibility from PapeeteVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Papeete, or the path map image for global details.

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