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Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Portland: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Ended: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 7:59 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes

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April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Portland

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Portland. 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

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
3:15 AM Apr 45:00 AM Apr 46:44 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Portland on Saturday, April 4, 2015

EventTime in PortlandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 2:01 AM197°South-southwest37.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 3:15 AM218°Southwest31.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 4:57 AM241°West-southwest18.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 5:00 AM241°West-southwest17.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 5:02 AM242°West-southwest17.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 6:44 AM260°West1.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetApr 4 at 6:52 AM262°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 7:59 AM273°West11.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Portland (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Portland

Eclipse Visibility from PortlandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Portland, or the path map image for global details.

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