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Flag for India March 4, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Calcutta)

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Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 4:50 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kolkata: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Mar 4, 2007 at 1:48 AM

Maximum: Sun, Mar 4, 2007 at 4:50 AM

Ended: Sun, Mar 4, 2007 at 7:53 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 5 minutes


March 4, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Kolkata. 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
3:00 AM Mar 44:50 AM Mar 46:00 AM Mar 4
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Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Sunday, March 4, 2007

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 4 at 1:48:11 AM248°West-southwest56.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 4 at 3:00:21 AM260°West40.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 4 at 4:14:13 AM268°West23.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 4 at 4:50:56 AM271°West15.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 4 at 5:27:33 AM274°West7.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetMar 4 at 6:00:36 AM277°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 4 at 6:41:25 AM281°West9.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 4 at 7:53:39 AM289°West-northwest25.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kolkata (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kolkata

Eclipse Visibility from KolkataVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPartial
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kolkata, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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