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Eclipse visible in Fairbanks – April 4, 2015 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Moon covers only parts of the Sun, as seen from Fairbanks. There are no other locations on Earth where the Sun appears completely covered during this event.

The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

More about the April 4, 2015 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Fairbanks on Saturday, April 4, 2015

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in FairbanksDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 1:03 AM168°South-southeast19.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 2:17 AM187°South19.1° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 4:00 AM213°South-southwest15.2° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 5:44 AM237°West-southwest7.4° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 6:58 AM254°West-southwest0.7° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for Fairbanks (AKDT - Alaska Daylight Time).

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