Apr 4, 2015 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
This total lunar eclipse (*) will occur on April 4, 2015. Most of North America, South America, Asia and parts of Australia will be able to see the eclipse.
The eastern coast of the United States will be treated to an early morning eclipse, while locations in South Asia will experience the eclipse in the evening.
The eclipse will last for 3 hours and 29 mins from beginning to end. The Moon will be totally eclipsed (totality) for about 5 minutes.
(*) Total eclipses with a very short period of totality and partial eclipses that come close to reaching totality may be labelled wrongly or inconsistently as total or partial eclipses. We are aware of this problem and are working on a solution.
2014 – 2015 lunar tetrad
This April 4 eclipse is the third in a tetrad, a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 – 2015.
The term Blood Moon, has recently become popular when referring to the total lunar eclipses in the 2014 – 2015 lunar tetrad. This term has no technical or astronomical basis and it is unclear where the description originated.
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 New York*||Visible in New York|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Apr 4 at 9:03 AM||Apr 4 at 5:03 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Apr 4 at 10:17 AM||Apr 4 at 6:17 AM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 4 at 12:00 Noon||Apr 4 at 8:00 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 2:58 PM||Apr 4 at 10:58 AM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon in New York some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.
Countdown until Eclipse begins
Apr 4, 2015 at 9:03 AM UTC — Partial Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses visible from your city
Eclipses during year 2015
- Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Apr 4, 2015 – Partial 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