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Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sitka: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 6:51 PM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes


September 27, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sitka

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Sitka. 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
6:46 PM Sep 276:51 PM Sep 278:27 PM Sep 27
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Local times for eclipse in Sitka on Sunday, September 27, 2015

EventTime in SitkaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 4:11:47 PM56°Northeast19.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 5:07:13 PM68°East-northeast13.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 6:11:12 PM81°East5.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 27 at 6:46:30 PM88°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 27 at 6:47:09 PM88°East0.1°
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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsSep 27 at 7:23:05 PM95°East4.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 27 at 8:27:05 PM108°East-southeast12.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 27 at 9:22:31 PM120°East-southeast19.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Sitka (AKDT – Alaska Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Sitka

Eclipse Visibility from SitkaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 8SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Sitka, or the path map image for global details.

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