April 4 lunar eclipse: List of countries where it will be visible
Year 2015 has proved to be a great year so far for sky gazers and continues to bring with it awe-inspiring celestial events one after the other. The next event to happen is on April 4, which will be a lunar eclipse visible across part of North America, East Asia and Australia.
The lunar eclipse will be visible across India and if weather conditions permit, it will be one worth a watch, experts reveal. For the uninitiated, a lunar eclipse occurs when the earth comes in between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow on the moon. The Moon will be totally eclipsed (totality) for about 5 minutes. From beginning to end, it will last for 3 hours and 29 mins.
According to NASA, in India the eclipse will being at 15.47 hours [IST] and the full eclipse would begin at about 17.30 hours [IST]. The moon would rise in the East at 18.32 hours [IST], just as the sun would set in the West. When it rises, it would be seen as a partially eclipsed moon. The partial phase would continue till 19.15 hours [IST], when the eclipse would have ended.
Cities where at least part of the total eclipse is visible are listed below along with begin, maximum and end times [local time]:
|Brisbane, Queensland, Australia||19:01||22:00||00:59 [April 5]|
|Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.||03:01||06:00||08:59|
|Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico||03:01||06:00||08:59|
|San Francisco, California, U.S.A.||02:01||05:00||07:59|
|Sydney, New South Wales, Australia||20:01||23:00||01:59 [April 5]|
|Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.||23:01 [April 3]||02:00||04:59|
|Melbourne, Victoria, Australia||20:01||23:00||01:59 [April 5]|
|Seoul, South Korea||18:01||21:00||23:59|
|Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China||17:01||20:00||22:59|
|Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China||17:01||20:00||22:59|
|Hong Kong, Hong Kong||17:01||20:00||22:59|
|Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.||02:01||05:00||07:59|
|Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia||16:01||19:00||21:59|
Cities where partial eclipse is visible are listed below along with begin, maximum and end times [local time]:
|São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil||06:01||06:08||11:59|
|Buenos Aires, Argentina||06:01||07:02||11:59|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada||05:01||06:28||10:59|
|New York, New York, U.S.A.||05:01||06:31||10:59|
|Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.||05:01||06:45||10:59|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada||05:01||06:53||10:59|
|Miami, Florida, U.S.A.||05:01||07:07||10:59|
|Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.||05:01||07:09||10:59|
|Lima, Lima, Peru||04:01||06:09||09:59|
|Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.||04:01||06:22||09:59|
|Kolkata, West Bengal, India||14:31||17:53||20:29|
|New Delhi, Delhi, India||14:31||18:41||20:29|
|Mumbai, Maharashtra, India||14:31||18:59||20:29|
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