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Flag for U.S.A. May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Max view in Los Angeles
Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 8:40 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Los Angeles: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 6:06 PM

Maximum: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 8:40 PM

Ended: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 11:13 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes

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May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Los Angeles

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Los Angeles. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:40 PM May 158:40 PM May 1510:17 PM May 15
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Local times for eclipse in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 15, 2003

EventTime in Los AngelesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 6:06 PM100°East18.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 7:03 PM108°East-southeast7.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 15 at 7:40 PM113°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 8:14 PM117°East-southeast5.6°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Maximum EclipseMay 15 at 8:40 PM121°East-southeast9.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 15 at 9:05 PM126°Southeast14.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 15 at 10:17 PM139°Southeast24.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 15 at 11:13 PM152°South-southeast30.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Los Angeles (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Los Angeles

Eclipse Visibility from Los AngelesVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
Total
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
Partial
2001Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Partial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
Annular
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
Annular
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 15LunarTotal
Total
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
Total
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
Partial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
Total
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Los Angeles, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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