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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 5:54 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Fort-de-France: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 5:01 AM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 5:54 AM

Ends: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 10:59 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes

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April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fort-de-France

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Fort-de-France, 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 Fort-de-France.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
5:01 AM Apr 45:54 AM Apr 45:56 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Fort-de-France on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in Fort-de-FranceDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 5:01 AM261°West12.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Fort-de-FranceApr 4 at 5:54 AM265°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 Fort-de-France 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.
MoonsetApr 4 at 5:56 AM265°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 6:15 AM266°West5.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 7:57 AM272°West29.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 8:00 AM272°West29.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 8:02 AM272°West30.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 9:44 AM280°West53.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 10:59 AM294°West-northwest70.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Fort-de-France (AST – Atlantic Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Fort-de-France.

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

Eclipses visible in Fort-de-France

Eclipse Visibility from Fort-de-FranceVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
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