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Flag for Germany May 4, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany

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Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 10:30 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Frankfurt: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 7:52 PM

Maximum: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 10:30 PM

Ended: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 1:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes


May 4, 2004 – May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Frankfurt

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Frankfurt. 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
8:48 PM May 410:30 PM May 412:11 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Frankfurt on Tuesday, May 4, 2004

EventTime in FrankfurtDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 7:52:19 PM107°East-southeast7.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 4 at 8:41:19 PM116°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 8:48:38 PM118°East-southeast0.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 9:52:30 PM130°Southeast8.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Maximum EclipseMay 4 at 10:30:11 PM138°Southeast12.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 4 at 11:07:57 PM146°Southeast16.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 12:11:50 AM161°South-southeast20.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 1:08:04 AM175°South21.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Frankfurt (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Frankfurt

Eclipse Visibility from FrankfurtVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Frankfurt, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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