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Flag for Japan May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo, Japan

Max View in Tokyo
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 4:40 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Tokyo: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 2:52 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 4:40 AM

Ended: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 8:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes


May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Tokyo, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
3:48 AM May 54:40 AM May 54:44 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Tokyo on Wednesday, May 5, 2004

EventTime in TokyoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 2:52:19 AM232°Southwest19.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 3:48:38 AM241°West-southwest9.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in TokyoMay 5 at 4:40:38 AM249°West-southwest0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Tokyo 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 5 at 4:44:43 AM249°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 4:52:30 AM250°West-southwest1.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 5:30:11 AM255°West-southwest9.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 5 at 6:07:57 AM260°West16.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 7:11:50 AM269°West28.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 8:08:04 AM277°West39.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Tokyo (JST – Japan Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Tokyo

Eclipse Visibility From TokyoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2004May 5LunarPartial
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 14SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2006Nov 9MercuryTransit
2007Mar 4LunarPenumbral
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Tokyo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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