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Eclipse visible in Cairns – April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Cairns.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 2:55 PM120°East-southeast41.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 3:59 PM111°East-southeast28.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 5:08 PM105°East-southeast13.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 15 at 5:46 PM102°East-southeast4.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 15 at 6:05 PM100°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in CairnsApr 15 at 6:08 PM100°East0.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Cairns would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsApr 15 at 6:23 PM99°East3.9° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 15 at 7:32 PM95°East19.6° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 15 at 8:36 PM91°East34.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Cairns.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Times are local for Cairns (AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Cairns

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in CairnsLooks like in CairnsPath of the eclipse
Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 29, 2014SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4 / Apr 5, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 9, 2016SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 23, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 17, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 8, 2017LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31 / Feb 1, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 17, 2019LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 26, 2019SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 11, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 6, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 30, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 19, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 20, 2023SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 6, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 29, 2023LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 25, 2024LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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