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Flag for French Southern Territories September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories

Max view in Port-aux-Francais
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 5:54 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Port-aux-Francais: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 5:11 AM

Maximum: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 5:54 AM

Ended: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes


September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Port-aux-Francais, 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

5:11 AM Sep 285:54 AM Sep 285:58 AM Sep 28
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Local times for eclipse in Port-aux-Francais on Monday, September 28, 2015

EventTime in Port-aux-FrancaisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 5:11:47 AM281°West6.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Port-aux-FrancaisSep 28 at 5:54:50 AM273°West0.4°
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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetSep 28 at 5:58:03 AM272°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 6:07:13 AM271°West1.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 7:11:12 AM259°West12.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 28 at 7:47:09 AM252°West-southwest17.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 28 at 8:23:05 AM245°West-southwest23.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 9:27:05 AM231°Southwest31.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 10:22:31 AM216°Southwest37.6° 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
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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