Live coverage of the total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018.
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. This is the third eclipse in the 2014–2015 tetrad.
What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looked like from the night side of the Earth.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
Eclipse Map and Animation
When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Apr 4 at 09:01:28||Apr 4 at 5:01:28 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse began||Apr 4 at 10:15:48||Apr 4 at 6:15:48 am||Yes|
|Full Eclipse began||Apr 4 at 11:57:58||Apr 4 at 7:57:58 am||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 4 at 12:00:17||Apr 4 at 8:00:17 am||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse ended||Apr 4 at 12:02:37||Apr 4 at 8:02:37 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ended||Apr 4 at 13:44:48||Apr 4 at 9:44:48 am||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Apr 4 at 14:59:02||Apr 4 at 10:59:02 am||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was not visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.001.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.079.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 58 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 3 hours, 24 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 5 minutes.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: March 20, 2015 — Total Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2015
- Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Apr 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Sep 13, 2015 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Sep 27–28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27–28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse