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Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Ends: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 4:59 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


April 4, 2015 – April 5, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Kiritimati, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight. Check the weather for Kiritimati.

More about the April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
12:15 AM Apr 52:00 AM Apr 53:44 AM Apr 5
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Sunday, April 5, 2015

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 11:01 PM108°East-southeast67.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 5 at 12:15 AM155°South-southeast82.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 5 at 1:57 AM252°West-southwest66.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 5 at 2:00 AM252°West-southwest66.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 5 at 2:02 AM252°West-southwest65.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 5 at 3:44 AM261°West41.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 5 at 4:59 AM263°West23.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

Eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility from KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPenumbral
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPenumbral
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