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Flag for Madagascar April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Toamasina, Madagascar (Tamatave)

Max view in Toamasina
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Toamasina: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 12:03 PM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Ends: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 5:58 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 55 minutes

Location

April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Toamasina

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Toamasina, 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. Check the weather for Toamasina.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd
5:43 PM Apr 45:45 PM Apr 45:58 PM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Toamasina on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in ToamasinaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 12:03 PM165°South-southeast66.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 1:17 PM132°Southeast57.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 3:00 PM111°East-southeast37.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 4:44 PM100°East14.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 4 at 5:43 PM96°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in ToamasinaApr 4 at 5:45 PM96°East0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Toamasina 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.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 5:58 PM95°East3.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Times are local for Toamasina (EAT – Eastern Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Toamasina

Eclipse Visibility from ToamasinaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
Annular
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
Total
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
Total
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Sep 1SolarAnnular
Annular
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
Total
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Toamasina, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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