April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse
This Total Lunar Eclipse (*) or "Blood Moon", is on April 4, 2015 and will be visible in most of North America, South America, Asia and parts of Australia. The Moon will be totally eclipsed (totality) for about 5 minutes. From beginning to end, it will last for 3 hours and 29 mins. This is the third eclipse in the 2014–2015 tetrad.
(*) Eclipses with a short totality may be labelled wrongly as partial. We are working on a solution.} ?>
Where to see the eclipse
Regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: Much of Asia, Australia, Much of North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
When the eclipse happens worldwide
Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Apr 4 at 9:01 AM||Apr 4 at 5:01 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Apr 4 at 10:15 AM||Apr 4 at 6:15 AM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Apr 4 at 11:57 AM||Apr 4 at 7:57 AM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 4 at 12:00 Noon||Apr 4 at 8:00 AM||No, below horizon|
|Full Eclipse ends||Apr 4 at 12:02 PM||Apr 4 at 8:02 AM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Apr 4 at 1:44 PM||Apr 4 at 9:44 AM||No, below horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Apr 4 at 2:59 PM||Apr 4 at 10:59 AM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.
Countdown until eclipse begins
Total Lunar Eclipse
Apr 4, 2015 at 9:01 AM UTC
Eclipses visible from your city
Eclipses during year 2015
- Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Apr 4, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Sep 13, 2015 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Sep 28, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse