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Flag for Greenland April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Qaanaaq, Greenland (Thule)

Max view in Qaanaaq
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 4:39 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Qaanaaq: Partial Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 4:39 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes


April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Qaanaaq

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Qaanaaq, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
3:58 AM Apr 154:39 AM Apr 154:55 AM Apr 15
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Local times for eclipse in Qaanaaq on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EventTime in QaanaaqDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 2:53:39 AM186°South2.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 3:58:21 AM201°South-southwest1.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in QaanaaqApr 15 at 4:39:20 AM211°South-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Qaanaaq 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 South-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetApr 15 at 4:55:35 AM215°Southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 5:06:48 AM217°Southwest0.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 15 at 5:45:40 AM226°Southwest1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 15 at 6:24:35 AM235°Southwest2.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 15 at 7:33:04 AM251°West-southwest7.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 15 at 8:37:36 AM267°West10.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Qaanaaq (WGST – Western Greenland Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Qaanaaq

Eclipse Visibility from QaanaaqVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPartial
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Qaanaaq, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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