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Flag for U.S.A. April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.

Max view in Louisville
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:22 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Louisville: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 5:01 AM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 7:22 AM

Ended: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 10:59 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Louisville

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Louisville, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:15 AM Apr 47:22 AM Apr 47:27 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Louisville on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in LouisvilleDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 5:01:28 AM239°West-southwest26.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 6:15:48 AM252°West-southwest12.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in LouisvilleApr 4 at 7:22:23 AM262°West0.8°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Louisville 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 7:27:25 AM263°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 7:57:58 AM268°West6.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 8:00:17 AM268°West6.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 8:02:37 AM268°West7.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 9:44:48 AM284°West-northwest26.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 10:59:02 AM299°West-northwest39.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Louisville (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Louisville

Eclipse Visibility from LouisvilleVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Louisville, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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