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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 6:53 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Des Moines: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 4:03 AM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 6:53 AM

Ends: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 9:58 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 55 minutes

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April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Des Moines

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Des Moines, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight. Check the weather for Des Moines.

More about the April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:17 AM Apr 46:53 AM Apr 46:56 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Des Moines on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in Des MoinesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 4:03 AM231°Southwest28.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 5:17 AM246°West-southwest16.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Des MoinesApr 4 at 6:53 AM262°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 Des Moines 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 6:56 AM263°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 7:00 AM263°West0.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 8:44 AM280°West20.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 9:58 AM294°West-northwest33.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Des Moines (CDT – Central Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Des Moines

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

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