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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 6:07 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Road Town: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 6:07 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 — Road Town

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Road Town, 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 Road Town.

More about the April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
5:01 AM Apr 46:07 AM Apr 46:09 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Road Town on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in Road TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 5:01 AM259°West15.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Road TownApr 4 at 6:07 AM264°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 Road Town 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 6:09 AM265°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 6:15 AM265°West1.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 7:57 AM273°West25.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 8:00 AM273°West26.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 8:02 AM273°West26.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 9:44 AM283°West-northwest49.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 10:59 AM298°West-northwest65.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Road Town (AST – Atlantic Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Road Town

Eclipse Visibility from Road TownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Road Town, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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