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Flag for U.S.A. May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Max view in Seattle
Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 8:40 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Seattle: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 6:08 PM

Maximum: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 8:40 PM

Ended: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 11:12 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 4 minutes


May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Seattle

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Seattle. 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
8:34 PM May 158:40 PM May 1510:13 PM May 15
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Local times for eclipse in Seattle on Thursday, May 15, 2003

EventTime in SeattleDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 6:08 PM93°East22.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 7:08 PM104°East-southeast13.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 8:16 PM116°East-southeast1.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 15 at 8:34 PM119°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 15 at 8:40 PM120°East-southeast0.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsMay 15 at 9:05 PM124°Southeast3.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 15 at 10:13 PM138°Southeast11.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 15 at 11:12 PM151°South-southeast17.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Seattle (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Seattle

Eclipse Visibility from SeattleVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarTotal
2000Jul 16LunarPartial
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2007Mar 3LunarPenumbral
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Seattle, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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