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Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 10:47 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Road Town: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 8:11 PM

Maximum: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 10:47 PM

Ended: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 1:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes


September 27, 2015 – September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Road Town

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Road Town. 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
9:07 PM Sep 2710:47 PM Sep 2712:27 AM Sep 28
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Local times for eclipse in Road Town on Sunday, September 27, 2015

EventTime in Road TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 8:11:47 PM100°East29.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 9:07:13 PM106°East-southeast42.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 10:11:12 PM117°East-southeast56.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 27 at 10:47:09 PM127°Southeast63.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 27 at 11:23:05 PM144°Southeast69.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 12:27:05 AM192°South-southwest72.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 1:22:31 AM227°Southwest66.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Road Town (AST – Atlantic Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Road Town

Eclipse Visibility from Road TownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16LunarPenumbral
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