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Flag for French Southern Territories April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories

Max view in Port-aux-Francais
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Port-aux-Francais: Partial Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 6:05 PM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


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

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Port-aux-Francais, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:01 PM Apr 46:05 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 2:01:28 PM149°South-southeast32.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 3:15:48 PM131°Southeast24.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 4:57:58 PM110°East-southeast10.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 5:00:17 PM109°East-southeast10.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 5:02:37 PM109°East-southeast9.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 4 at 6:01:07 PM98°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Port-aux-FrancaisApr 4 at 6:05:27 PM97°East0.6°
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 6:44:48 PM90°East6.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 7:59:02 PM76°East-northeast18.3°
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
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 29SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 13SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
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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