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Flag for Ghana May 4, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Accra, Ghana

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Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 8:31 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Accra: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 5:54 PM

Maximum: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 8:31 PM

Ended: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 11:07 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 13 minutes


May 4, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Accra

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Accra. 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
6:53 PM May 48:31 PM May 410:08 PM May 4
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Local times for eclipse in Accra on Tuesday, May 4, 2004

EventTime in AccraDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 5:54 PM106°East-southeast0.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 4 at 5:58 PM106°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 6:53 PM108°East-southeast12.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 7:54 PM112°East-southeast25.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 4 at 8:31 PM115°East-southeast33.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 4 at 9:07 PM119°East-southeast41.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 4 at 10:08 PM130°Southeast54.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 4 at 11:07 PM150°South-southeast63.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Accra (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Accra

Eclipse Visibility from AccraVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarTotal
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
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