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Flag for Madagascar September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Toamasina, Madagascar (Tamatave)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 at 5:26 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Toamasina: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 3:11 AM

Maximum: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 5:26 AM

Ended: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes


September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Toamasina

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Toamasina. 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

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:07 AM Sep 285:26 AM Sep 285:29 AM Sep 28
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Local times for eclipse in Toamasina on Monday, September 28, 2015

EventTime in ToamasinaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 3:11:47 AM283°West-northwest30.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 4:07:13 AM278°West18.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 5:11:12 AM273°West3.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in ToamasinaSep 28 at 5:26:55 AM272°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 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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetSep 28 at 5:29:10 AM272°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 28 at 5:47:09 AM270°West3.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 28 at 6:23:05 AM268°West12.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 7:27:05 AM263°West27.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 8:22:31 AM257°West-southwest39.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
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
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 1SolarAnnular
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
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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