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Flag for USA May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Denver, Colorado, USA

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 9:40 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Denver: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 7:06 PM

Maximum: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 9:40 PM

Ended: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 12:13 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes


May 15, 2003 – May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Denver

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Denver. 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
8:03 PM May 159:40 PM May 1511:17 PM May 15
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Local times for eclipse in Denver on Thursday, May 15, 2003

EventTime in DenverDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 7:06:52 PM106°East-southeast9.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 15 at 7:59:09 PM114°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 8:03:12 PM115°East-southeast0.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 9:14:27 PM127°Southeast11.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 15 at 9:40:10 PM132°Southeast14.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 15 at 10:05:51 PM137°Southeast18.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 15 at 11:17:05 PM152°South-southeast25.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 12:13:27 AM166°South-southeast29.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Denver (MDT – Mountain Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Denver

Eclipse Visibility From DenverVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPenumbral
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Mar 3LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
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