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Sep 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse

This total lunar eclipse will be visible from most of North America, South America, Europe, west Asia and parts of Africa will be able to see the eclipse.

The eclipse will last for 3 hrs and 20 mins from beginning to end. The Moon will be totally eclipsed (totality) for about 1 hr and 12 mins.

Taking pictures of the Moon

2014 – 2015 lunar tetrad

This eclipse is the fourth and last 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.

What this lunar eclipse looks like

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.


Where to see the eclipse

Regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: Europe, South/East Asia, Africa, Much of North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.

Is this eclipse visible in New York?

Example cities where at least part of the total eclipse is visible
Example cities where partial eclipse is visible

The animation shows where this total lunar eclipse is visible during the night (dark “wave” slowly moving across the Earth's surface).

Shades of darkness

Night, moon high up in sky.

Moon between 12 and 18 degrees above horizon.

Moon between 6 and 12 degrees above horizon. Make sure you have free line of sight.

Moon between 0 and 6 degrees above horizon. May be hard to see due to brightness and line of sight.

Day, moon and eclipse both not visible.

Note: Twilight will affect the visibility of the eclipse, as well as weather.

100% visible (start to end).

More than 75% of the event is visible.

Less than 75% of the event is visible.

Less than 50% of the event is visible.

Eclipse is not visible at all

Note: Percentage values (%) are of the overall eclipse event. Lighter shadings left (West) of center will experience the eclipse after moonrise/sunset. Shadings right (East) will experience until moonset/sunrise. Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions and line of sight to the Moon.


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.

EventUTC TimeTime in New York*Visible in New York
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 12:13 AMSep 27 at 8:13 PMYes
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 1:12 AMSep 27 at 9:12 PMYes
Full Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 2:13 AMSep 27 at 10:13 PMYes
Maximum EclipseSep 28 at 2:47 AMSep 27 at 10:47 PMYes
Full Eclipse endsSep 28 at 3:22 AMSep 27 at 11:22 PMYes
Partial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 4:23 AMSep 28 at 12:23 AMYes
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 5:22 AMSep 28 at 1:22 AMYes

* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in New York, the entire eclipse is visible.

Countdown until Eclipse begins

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Sep 28, 2015 at 12:13 AM UTC — Total Lunar Eclipse


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