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Flag for India November 9, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Bombay)

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Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 6:41 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Mumbai: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 3:46 AM

Maximum: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 6:41 AM

Ended: Sun, Nov 9, 2003 at 9:50 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 3 minutes


November 9, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mumbai

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Mumbai. 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
5:02 AM Nov 96:41 AM Nov 96:44 AM Nov 9
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Local times for eclipse in Mumbai on Sunday, November 9, 2003

EventTime in MumbaiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 3:46:58 AM275°West39.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 5:02:51 AM280°West22.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsNov 9 at 6:37:35 AM287°West-northwest1.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in MumbaiNov 9 at 6:41:48 AM287°West-northwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Mumbai 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetNov 9 at 6:44:34 AM287°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 9 at 6:48:35 AM287°West-northwest0.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsNov 9 at 6:59:32 AM288°West-northwest2.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsNov 9 at 8:34:16 AM298°West-northwest23.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 9 at 9:50:11 AM310°Northwest37.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mumbai (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Mumbai

Eclipse Visibility from MumbaiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2008Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mumbai, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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