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Flag for Sri Lanka September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

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Monday, September 28, 2015 at 5:47 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Trincomalee: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 5:41 AM

Maximum: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 5:47 AM

Ended: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:52 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes

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September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Trincomalee

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Trincomalee, 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

StartMaxMoonset
5:41 AM Sep 285:47 AM Sep 285:49 AM Sep 28
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Local times for eclipse in Trincomalee on Monday, September 28, 2015

EventTime in TrincomaleeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 5:41:47 AM271°West1.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in TrincomaleeSep 28 at 5:47:29 AM271°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 Trincomalee 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 5:49:37 AM271°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 6:37:13 AM273°West11.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 7:41:12 AM276°West26.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 28 at 8:17:09 AM278°West35.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 28 at 8:53:05 AM280°West43.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 9:57:05 AM287°West-northwest58.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 10:52:31 AM301°West-northwest70.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Trincomalee (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Trincomalee

Eclipse Visibility from TrincomaleeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
Annular
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
Total
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
Partial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
Total
2015Sep 28LunarPenumbral
Total
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
2019Dec 26SolarAnnular
Annular
Note: Click on the date link for details in Trincomalee, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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