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Flag for French Polynesia April 3, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Taiohae, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2:30 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Taiohae: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 11:31 PM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 2:30 AM

Ended: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 5:29 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


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

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Taiohae. 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
12:45 AM Apr 42:30 AM Apr 44:14 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Taiohae on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in TaiohaeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 11:31:28 PM42°Northeast84.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 12:45:48 AM285°West-northwest75.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 2:27:58 AM273°West50.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 2:30:17 AM273°West49.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 2:32:37 AM272°West49.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 4:14:48 AM268°West24.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 5:29:02 AM265°West6.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Times are local for Taiohae (MART – Marquesas Time).

Eclipses visible in Taiohae

Eclipse Visibility from TaiohaeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Taiohae, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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