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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 6:13 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


San Juan: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 6:13 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 — San Juan

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in San Juan, 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 San Juan.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
5:01 AM Apr 46:13 AM Apr 46:15 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in San Juan on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in San JuanDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 5:01 AM259°West-southwest16.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in San JuanApr 4 at 6:13 AM264°West0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in San Juan 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 6:15 AM265°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 6:15 AM265°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 7:57 AM272°West24.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 8:00 AM272°West24.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 8:02 AM273°West25.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 9:44 AM282°West-northwest48.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 10:59 AM296°West-northwest64.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for San Juan (AST – Atlantic Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in San Juan

Eclipse Visibility from San JuanVisibility 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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