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Flag for Laos April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Vientiane, Laos

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Vientiane: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Ended: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 9:59 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Vientiane

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:20 PM Apr 47:00 PM Apr 48:44 PM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Vientiane on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in VientianeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 4:01:28 PM85°East32.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 5:15:48 PM91°East15.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 4 at 6:20:08 PM96°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 6:57:58 PM99°East8.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 7:00:17 PM99°East8.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 7:02:37 PM99°East9.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 8:44:48 PM109°East-southeast32.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 9:59:02 PM121°East-southeast47.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Vientiane (ICT – Indochina Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Vientiane

Eclipse Visibility from VientianeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Vientiane, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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