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Flag for Cabo Verde April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Praia, Cabo Verde

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Praia: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Maximum: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Ended: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes


April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Praia

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Praia. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:58 AM Apr 156:09 AM Apr 156:20 AM Apr 15
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Local times for eclipse in Praia on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EventTime in PraiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 3:53:39 AM247°West-southwest32.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 4:58:21 AM254°West-southwest18.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 6:06:48 AM259°West-southwest2.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in PraiaApr 15 at 6:09:13 AM259°West2.3°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Praia would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetApr 15 at 6:20:38 AM260°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 15 at 6:45:40 AM261°West6.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 15 at 7:24:35 AM263°West15.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 15 at 8:33:04 AM267°West31.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 15 at 9:37:36 AM270°West46.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Praia (CVT – Cape Verde Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Praia

Eclipse Visibility From PraiaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
2013Apr 25LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16LunarPartial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
Note: Click on the date link for details in Praia, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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