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Flag for Venezuela May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Caracas, Venezuela

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 11:40 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Caracas: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 9:06 PM

Maximum: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 11:40 PM

Ended: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 2:13 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes


May 15, 2003 – May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Caracas

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Caracas. 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
10:03 PM May 1511:40 PM May 151:17 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Caracas on Thursday, May 15, 2003

EventTime in CaracasDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 9:06:52 PM121°East-southeast33.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 10:03:12 PM130°Southeast44.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 11:14:27 PM149°South-southeast55.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 15 at 11:40:10 PM159°South-southeast58.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 12:05:51 AM171°South59.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 1:17:05 AM202°South-southwest57.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 2:13:27 AM221°Southwest50.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Caracas (VET – Venezuelan Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Caracas

Eclipse Visibility From CaracasVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
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