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Flag for India September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Max view in Madurai
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 5:59 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Madurai: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 5:41 AM

Maximum: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 5:59 AM

Ended: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes


September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Madurai

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Madurai, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:41 AM Sep 285:59 AM Sep 286:02 AM Sep 28
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Local times for eclipse in Madurai on Monday, September 28, 2015

EventTime in MaduraiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 5:41:47 AM270°West4.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in MaduraiSep 28 at 5:59:39 AM271°West0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Madurai 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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetSep 28 at 6:02:43 AM271°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 6:37:13 AM273°West8.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 7:41:12 AM276°West23.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 28 at 8:17:09 AM278°West32.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 28 at 8:53:05 AM281°West40.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 9:57:05 AM287°West-northwest54.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 10:52:31 AM299°West-northwest66.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Madurai (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Madurai

Eclipse Visibility from MaduraiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarAnnular
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Madurai, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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