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Flag for U.S.A. September 27, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nome, Alaska, U.S.A.

Max view in Nome
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Nome: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Maximum: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Ended: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 9:22 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes


September 27, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nome

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Nome, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

8:45 PM Sep 278:50 PM Sep 279:22 PM Sep 27
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Local times for eclipse in Nome on Sunday, September 27, 2015

EventTime in NomeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 4:11:47 PM23°North-northeast23.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 5:07:13 PM37°Northeast20.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 6:11:12 PM52°Northeast15.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 27 at 6:47:09 PM61°East-northeast12.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 27 at 7:23:05 PM69°East-northeast9.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 27 at 8:27:05 PM83°East1.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 27 at 8:45:27 PM86°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in NomeSep 27 at 8:50:12 PM88°East0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Nome 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 27 at 9:22:31 PM94°East3.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Times are local for Nome (AKDT – Alaska Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Nome

Eclipse Visibility from NomeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27LunarPenumbral
2016Mar 8SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 5SolarPartial
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nome, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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