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Flag for French Polynesia September 27, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 5:59 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Gambier Islands: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 3:11 PM

Maximum: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 5:59 PM

Ended: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 8:22 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes


September 27, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Gambier Islands

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Gambier Islands. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:56 PM Sep 275:59 PM Sep 277:27 PM Sep 27
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Local times for eclipse in Gambier Islands on Sunday, September 27, 2015

EventTime in Gambier IslandsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 3:11:47 PM106°East-southeast36.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 4:07:13 PM99°East24.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 5:11:12 PM93°East10.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 27 at 5:47:09 PM89°East1.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 27 at 5:56:05 PM88°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Gambier IslandsSep 27 at 5:59:23 PM88°East0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Gambier Islands 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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsSep 27 at 6:23:05 PM85°East5.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 27 at 7:27:05 PM79°East-northeast19.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 27 at 8:22:31 PM72°East-northeast31.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Gambier Islands (GAMT – Gambier Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Gambier Islands

Eclipse Visibility From Gambier IslandsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
Note: Click on the date link for details in Gambier Islands, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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