Sunday, September 27, 2015


September 27 / September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse

In the US, Canada, and Central and South America, this rareTotal Lunar Eclipse of a Supermoon will begin on the evening of September 27, 2015. In Europe, South/East Asia, Africa, the Arctic, and in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans it starts after midnight on September 28, 2015.

Also called a Blood Moon this eclipse will last for about 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Is this Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Wichita?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like

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


Penumbral Eclipse Starts

Partial Eclipse Starts

Full Eclipse Starts

Maximum Eclipse

Full Eclipse Ends

Partial Eclipse Ends

Penumbral Eclipse Ends

This is the last eclipse in the 2014 – 2015 Lunar Tetrad

Where to See the Eclipse

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

Taking pictures of the Moon

Expand for cities where at least part of the total eclipse is visibleExpand for cities where partial eclipse is visible

Is this eclipse visible in Wichita?


 Entire eclipse visible from start to end.

 Entire partial and total phases visible. Misses part of penumbral phase.

 Entire total phase visible. Misses part of partial & penumbral phases.

 Some of the total phase visible. Misses part of total, partial & penumbral phases.

 Some of the partial phase visible. Misses total phase and part of partial & penumbral phases.

 Some of the penumbral phase visible. Misses total & partial phases.

 Eclipse not visible at all.

Note: Areas with lighter shadings left (West) of the center will experience the eclipse after moonrise/sunset. Areas with lighter shadings right (East) of the center will experience the eclipse 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 are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.

EventUTC TimeTime in Wichita*Visible in WichitaPenumbral Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 12:11:47 AMSep 27 at 7:11:47 PMNo, below horizonPartial Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 1:07:13 AMSep 27 at 8:07:13 PMYesFull Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 2:11:12 AMSep 27 at 9:11:12 PMYesMaximum EclipseSep 28 at 2:47:09 AMSep 27 at 9:47:09 PMYesFull Eclipse endsSep 28 at 3:23:05 AMSep 27 at 10:23:05 PMYesPartial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 4:27:05 AMSep 27 at 11:27:05 PMYesPenumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 5:22:31 AMSep 28 at 12:22:31 AMYes

* The Moon is below the horizon in Wichita some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.

The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.276.

The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 11 minutes.

The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 8 minutes.

The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 12 minutes.

Next Total Lunar Eclipse will be on Jan 31, 2018.

Countdown until eclipse begins









Total Lunar Eclipse

Sep 28, 2015 at 12:11:47 AM UTC


Eclipses in Your City

Eclipses during year 2015

Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar EclipseApr 4, 2015 — Total Lunar EclipseSep 13, 2015 – Partial Solar EclipseSep 27 / Sep 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)

Eclipses during year 2016

Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar EclipseMar 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar EclipseSep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar EclipseSep 16 / Sep 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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