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Eclipse visible in Los Angeles – May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Los Angeles.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 15, 2003

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 Los AngelesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 6:08 PM101°East17.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 7:08 PM108°East-southeast6.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 15 at 7:40 PM113°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 8:16 PM118°East-southeast5.9° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal 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 PM122°East-southeast10.0° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 15 at 9:05 PM125°Southeast14.0° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 15 at 10:13 PM138°Southeast24.0° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 15 at 11:12 PM152°South-southeast30.7° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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.

Times are local for Los Angeles (PDT - Pacific Daylight Time).

Other eclipses visible in Los Angeles

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in Los AngelesLooks like in Los AngelesPath of the eclipse
Mar 12, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 7, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 6, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28, 1999LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 20, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16, 2000LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 25, 2000SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 2001LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 14, 2001SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 30, 2001LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 10, 2002SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 19, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 15, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3, 2007LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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