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Flag for Tonga April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Nukualofa: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 10:01 PM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Ended: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 3:59 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


April 4, 2015 – April 5, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Nukualofa. 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
11:15 PM Apr 41:00 AM Apr 52:44 AM Apr 5
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Sunday, April 5, 2015

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 10:01:28 PM73°East-northeast47.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 11:15:48 PM55°Northeast63.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 5 at 12:57:58 AM348°North-northwest73.6°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 5 at 1:00:17 AM346°North-northwest73.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 5 at 1:02:37 AM344°North-northwest73.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 5 at 2:44:48 AM295°West-northwest57.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 5 at 3:59:02 AM282°West-northwest41.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Nukualofa (TOT – Tonga Time).

Eclipses visible in Nukualofa

Eclipse Visibility from NukualofaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
2019Jul 3SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nukualofa, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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