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Flag for Greenland April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nuuk, Greenland (Godthåb)

Max view in Nuuk
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:46 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Nuuk: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:53 AM

Maximum: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 5:46 AM

Ended: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes


April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nuuk

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Nuuk. 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
3:58 AM Apr 155:46 AM Apr 155:55 AM Apr 15
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Local times for eclipse in Nuuk on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EventTime in NuukDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 2:53 AM204°South-southwest13.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 3:58 AM219°Southwest9.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 5:06 AM235°Southwest4.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Maximum EclipseApr 15 at 5:45 AM243°West-southwest0.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetApr 15 at 5:55 AM245°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 15 at 6:24 AM252°West-southwest2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 15 at 7:33 AM266°West10.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 15 at 8:37 AM280°West17.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Nuuk (WGST – Western Greenland Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Nuuk

Eclipse Visibility from NuukVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nuuk, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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