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Eclipse visible in Tarawa – May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Tarawa, but it can 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.

More about the May 4, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Tarawa on Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in TarawaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 5:54 AM254°West-southwest4.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in TarawaMay 5 at 6:12 AM254°West-southwest0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Tarawa 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 5 at 6:14 AM254°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 6:53 AM254°West-southwest9.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 7:54 AM253°West-southwest23.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 8:31 AM251°West-southwest31.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 5 at 9:07 AM249°West-southwest40.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 10:08 AM243°West-southwest53.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 11:07 AM231°Southwest65.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Tarawa.

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

Times are local for Tarawa (GILT - Gilbert Island Time).

Other eclipses visible in Tarawa

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in TarawaLooks like in TarawaPath of the eclipse
Feb 1, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28 / Jul 29, 1999LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2000LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16 / Jul 17, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 10, 2001LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6, 2001LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 15, 2001SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 30 / Dec 31, 2001LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26 / May 27, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 11, 2002SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2004LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 14, 2004SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17 / Oct 18, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28 / Aug 29, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 22, 2009SolarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 1, 2010LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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