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Flag for U.S.A. October 27, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose, California, U.S.A.

Max view in San Jose
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 8:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

San Jose: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 5:07 PM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 8:04 PM

Ended: Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 11:01 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 54 minutes


October 27, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
6:14 PM Oct 278:04 PM Oct 279:53 PM Oct 27
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Local times for eclipse in San Jose on Wednesday, October 27, 2004

EventTime in San JoseDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 27 at 5:07 PM65°East-northeast11.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseOct 27 at 6:07 PM74°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 27 at 6:14 PM75°East-northeast1.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Total Eclipse beginsOct 27 at 7:23 PM85°East14.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseOct 27 at 8:04 PM90°East22.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsOct 27 at 8:44 PM96°East29.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 27 at 9:53 PM108°East-southeast43.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 27 at 11:01 PM125°Southeast55.1°
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 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
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
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