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Flag for Greenland October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Qaanaaq, Greenland (Thule)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Qaanaaq: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Ended: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Qaanaaq

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Qaanaaq. 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
7:14 AM Oct 88:54 AM Oct 810:22 AM Oct 8
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Local times for eclipse in Qaanaaq on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EventTime in QaanaaqDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 6:15:35 AM241°West-southwest11.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 7:14:50 AM255°West-southwest8.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Total Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 8:25:11 AM272°West5.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximum EclipseOct 8 at 8:54:38 AM279°West3.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Total Eclipse endsOct 8 at 9:24:00 AM286°West-northwest2.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetOct 8 at 10:22:58 AM300°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 8 at 10:34:21 AM302°West-northwest0.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 8 at 11:33:42 AM316°Northwest2.0° 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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