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Flag for Hong Kong May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 4:30 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Hong Kong: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 1:52 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 4:30 AM

Ended: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 7:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes


May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Hong Kong

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Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Hong Kong. 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 partialMaxMoonset
2:48 AM May 54:30 AM May 55:51 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Hong Kong on Wednesday, May 5, 2004

EventTime in Hong KongDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 1:52:19 AM214°Southwest44.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 2:48:38 AM228°Southwest35.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 3:52:30 AM238°West-southwest23.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 4:30:11 AM243°West-southwest16.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 5 at 5:07:57 AM247°West-southwest8.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 5 at 5:51:56 AM252°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 6:11:50 AM253°West-southwest3.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 7:08:04 AM258°West-southwest17.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Hong Kong (HKT – Hong Kong Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Hong Kong

Eclipse Visibility From Hong KongVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2004May 5LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2006Nov 9MercuryTransit
2007Mar 4LunarPartial
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Hong Kong, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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