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Flag for France April 3, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Paris, France

Max view in Paris
Thursday, April 4, 1996 at 2:09 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Paris: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Apr 3, 1996 at 11:17 PM

Maximum: Thu, Apr 4, 1996 at 2:09 AM

Ended: Thu, Apr 4, 1996 at 5:02 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 45 minutes


April 3, 1996 – April 4, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Paris

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Paris. 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
12:21 AM Apr 42:09 AM Apr 43:58 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Paris on Thursday, April 4, 1996

EventTime in ParisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 11:17:19 PM137°Southeast25.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 12:21:13 AM154°South-southeast31.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 1:26:54 AM172°South34.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 2:09:43 AM185°South34.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 2:52:38 AM197°South-southwest32.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 3:58:21 AM215°Southwest28.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 5:02:05 AM230°Southwest21.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Paris (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Eclipses visible in Paris

Eclipse Visibility from ParisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1990Feb 9LunarTotal
1991Jan 30LunarPenumbral
1991Jun 27LunarPenumbral
1992Jun 15LunarPartial
1992Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
1993Nov 29LunarTotal
1994May 10SolarPartial
1994May 25LunarPartial
1994Nov 18LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1996Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
1996Sep 27LunarTotal
1996Oct 12SolarPartial
1997Mar 24LunarPartial
1997Sep 16LunarTotal
1998Mar 13LunarPenumbral
1998Aug 8LunarPenumbral
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Aug 11SolarPartial
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