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Flag for Japan April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Himeji, Japan

Max view in Himeji
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Himeji: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Maximum: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Ended: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes


April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Himeji

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Himeji, 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

6:34 PM Apr 156:37 PM Apr 157:37 PM Apr 15
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Local times for eclipse in Himeji on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EventTime in HimejiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 1:53 PM54°Northeast53.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 2:58 PM70°East-northeast42.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 4:06 PM82°East29.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 15 at 4:45 PM88°East21.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 15 at 5:24 PM93°East14.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 15 at 6:33 PM103°East-southeast0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 15 at 6:34 PM103°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in HimejiApr 15 at 6:37 PM103°East-southeast0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Himeji 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 15 at 7:37 PM112°East-southeast11.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Himeji (JST – Japan Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Himeji

Eclipse Visibility from HimejiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Himeji, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100