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Flag for Sao Tome and Principe April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — São Tomé, Sao Tome and Principe

Max view in São Tomé
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:24 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

São Tomé: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 4:53 AM

Maximum: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 5:24 AM

Ended: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes


April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — São Tomé

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in São Tomé, but it could 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

4:53 AM Apr 155:24 AM Apr 155:26 AM Apr 15
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Local times for eclipse in São Tomé on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EventTime in São ToméDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 4:53:39 AM260°West7.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in São ToméApr 15 at 5:24:22 AM260°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 São Tomé 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 15 at 5:26:30 AM260°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 5:58:21 AM260°West8.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 7:06:48 AM259°West24.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 15 at 7:45:40 AM258°West-southwest33.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 15 at 8:24:35 AM257°West-southwest42.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 15 at 9:33:04 AM251°West-southwest58.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 15 at 10:37:36 AM236°Southwest72.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for São Tomé (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in São Tomé

Eclipse Visibility from São ToméVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
2013Apr 25LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in São Tomé, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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