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Flag for U.S.A. May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.

Max view in Honolulu
Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 7:05 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Honolulu: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 3:06 PM

Maximum: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 7:05 PM

Ended: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 8:13 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes


May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Honolulu

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Honolulu, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:03 PM May 157:05 PM May 157:17 PM May 15
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Local times for eclipse in Honolulu on Thursday, May 15, 2003

EventTime in HonoluluDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 3:06 PM93°East51.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 4:03 PM97°East39.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 5:14 PM102°East-southeast23.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 15 at 5:40 PM104°East-southeast18.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 15 at 6:05 PM106°East-southeast12.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 15 at 7:03 PM111°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in HonoluluMay 15 at 7:05 PM111°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Honolulu 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 15 at 7:17 PM112°East-southeast2.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 15 at 8:13 PM118°East-southeast13.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Honolulu (HAST – Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Honolulu

Eclipse Visibility from HonoluluVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2003May 15LunarPartial
2004Oct 13SolarPartial
2004Oct 27LunarPartial
2005Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 16 / Oct 17LunarPartial
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 6 / Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 21SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Honolulu, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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