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Eclipses in Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 6:03 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Port-aux-Francais: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 2:01 PM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 6:03 PM

Ends: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 7:59 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes

Location

April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Port-aux-Francais, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. Check the weather for Port-aux-Francais.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:59 PM Apr 46:03 PM Apr 46:44 PM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Port-aux-Francais on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in Port-aux-FrancaisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 2:01 PM149°South-southeast32.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 3:15 PM131°Southeast24.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 4:57 PM109°East-southeast10.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 5:00 PM109°East-southeast9.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 5:02 PM109°East-southeast9.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 4 at 5:59 PM98°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Port-aux-FrancaisApr 4 at 6:03 PM97°East0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Port-aux-Francais 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 6:44 PM90°East6.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 7:59 PM76°East-northeast18.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Port-aux-Francais (TFT – French Southern and Antarctic Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Port-aux-Francais.

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

Eclipses visible in Port-aux-Francais

Eclipse Visibility from Port-aux-FrancaisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
Total
2015Sep 13SolarPartial
Partial
2015Sep 28LunarPenumbral
Total
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port-aux-Francais, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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