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Flag for USA May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose, California, USA

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 8:40 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

San Jose: 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


May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in San Jose. 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
8:04 PM May 158:40 PM May 1510:17 PM May 15
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Local times for eclipse in San Jose on Thursday, May 15, 2003

EventTime in San JoseDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 6:06:52 PM97°East21.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 7:03:12 PM105°East-southeast11.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 15 at 8:04:37 PM114°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 8:14:27 PM115°East-southeast1.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximum EclipseMay 15 at 8:40:10 PM119°East-southeast5.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Total Eclipse endsMay 15 at 9:05:51 PM124°East-southeast9.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 15 at 10:17:05 PM137°Southeast19.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 15 at 11:13:27 PM149°South-southeast26.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for San Jose (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in San Jose

Eclipse Visibility From San JoseVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
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