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Flag for Iran April 4, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sanandaj, Iran

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Thursday, April 4, 1996 at 4:39 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sanandaj: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Apr 4, 1996 at 1:47 AM

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

Ended: Thu, Apr 4, 1996 at 7:32 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 45 minutes


April 4, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sanandaj

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Sanandaj. 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
2:51 AM Apr 44:39 AM Apr 46:28 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Sanandaj on Thursday, April 4, 1996

EventTime in SanandajDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 1:47:19 AM191°South48.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 2:51:13 AM212°South-southwest43.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 3:56:54 AM229°Southwest34.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 4:39:43 AM238°West-southwest27.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 5:22:38 AM246°West-southwest20.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 6:28:21 AM256°West-southwest7.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetApr 4 at 7:09:40 AM262°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 7:32:05 AM265°West5.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sanandaj (IRDT – Iran Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Sanandaj

Eclipse Visibility from SanandajVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1990Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarTotal
1990Aug 6LunarPenumbral
1991Jul 26LunarPenumbral
1992Dec 10LunarTotal
1993Nov 29LunarPenumbral
1994May 25LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 24SolarPartial
1996Apr 4LunarTotal
1996Sep 27LunarTotal
1997Mar 24LunarPenumbral
1997Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
1998Mar 13LunarPenumbral
1998Aug 8LunarPenumbral
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Aug 11SolarTotal
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