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March 4, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories

Max view in Port-aux-Francais
Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 4:21 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Port-aux-Francais: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Mar 4, 2007 at 1:18 AM

Maximum: Sun, Mar 4, 2007 at 4:21 AM

Ended: Sun, Mar 4, 2007 at 7:23 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 5 minutes


March 4, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Port-aux-Francais. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the March 3, 2007 – March 4, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
2:30 AM Mar 44:21 AM Mar 46:00 AM Mar 4
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Local times for eclipse in Port-aux-Francais on Sunday, March 4, 2007

EventTime in Port-aux-FrancaisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 4 at 1:18 AM345°North-northwest31.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 4 at 2:30 AM325°Northwest26.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 4 at 3:44 AM308°Northwest18.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 4 at 4:20 AM300°West-northwest13.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 4 at 4:57 AM293°West-northwest8.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetMar 4 at 6:00 AM280°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 4 at 6:11 AM278°West1.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 4 at 7:23 AM265°West13.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
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
2000Feb 5SolarPartial
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003May 16LunarPartial
2003Nov 9LunarPartial
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarPenumbral
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009 / 2010Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarPartial
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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