TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE OF
OCTOBER 27, 2004
Less than a year after North America was treated to a total lunar eclipse,
another one will take place on the Wednesday, October 27, 2004.
For North America, below is a timeline, for Eastern Daylight Time. In the
Central Time Zone, subtract one hour from these times; in the Mountain Time
Zone, two hours, and for the Pacific Time Zone, three hours.
9:14 p.m.: Moon enters Earth’s dark umbral shadow
10:23 p.m.: Totality begins
11:04 p.m.: Mid-eclipse
11:45 p.m.: Totality ends
12:54 a.m. (Oct. 28): Moon leaves the umbra
For Europe and Africa, the mid-point of this eclipse occurs roughly between
midnight and dawn on the morning of Oct. 28 and as such the Moon will still be
well placed in the western sky. At the moment of mid-totality (3:04 GMT), the
Moon will stand directly overhead from a point in the Atlantic Ocean roughly
several hundred miles to the northeast of the coast of Suriname.
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