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Flag for India April 4, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Thursday, April 4, 1996 at 5:39 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

New Delhi: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Apr 4, 1996 at 2:47 AM

Maximum: Thu, Apr 4, 1996 at 5:39 AM

Ended: Thu, Apr 4, 1996 at 8:32 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 45 minutes


April 4, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — New Delhi

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in New Delhi. 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
3:51 AM Apr 45:39 AM Apr 46:09 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in New Delhi on Thursday, April 4, 1996

EventTime in New DelhiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 2:47:19 AM232°Southwest39.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 3:51:13 AM245°West-southwest28.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 4:56:54 AM254°West-southwest14.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 5:39:43 AM259°West6.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetApr 4 at 6:09:55 AM263°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 6:22:38 AM264°West2.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 7:28:21 AM272°West17.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 8:32:05 AM280°West30.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for New Delhi (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in New Delhi

Eclipse Visibility from New DelhiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1990Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarTotal
1990Aug 6LunarPartial
1991Jul 26 / Jul 27LunarPenumbral
1992Dec 10LunarTotal
1993Jun 4LunarTotal
1995Apr 15LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 24SolarPartial
1996Apr 4LunarTotal
1996Sep 27LunarPenumbral
1997Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Aug 11SolarPartial
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