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Flag for Switzerland October 28, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Max view in Zürich
Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 5:04 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Zürich: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 2:07 AM

Maximum: Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 5:04 AM

Ended: Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 8:01 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 54 minutes


October 28, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Zürich

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Zürich. 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
3:14 AM Oct 285:04 AM Oct 286:53 AM Oct 28
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Local times for eclipse in Zürich on Thursday, October 28, 2004

EventTime in ZürichDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 2:07 AM207°South-southwest52.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 3:14 AM229°Southwest45.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 4:23 AM247°West-southwest36.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseOct 28 at 5:04 AM256°West-southwest29.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsOct 28 at 5:44 AM264°West23.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 28 at 6:53 AM276°West12.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 28 at 8:01 AM288°West-northwest1.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Times are local for Zürich (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Zürich

Eclipse Visibility from ZürichVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
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