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Flag for India October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Max view in Varanasi
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Varanasi: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Ended: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Varanasi

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:37 PM Oct 85:43 PM Oct 86:04 PM Oct 8
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Local times for eclipse in Varanasi on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EventTime in VaranasiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 1:45:35 PM49°Northeast47.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 2:44:50 PM61°East-northeast36.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 3:55:11 PM72°East-northeast22.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 8 at 4:24:38 PM75°East-northeast16.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsOct 8 at 4:54:00 PM79°East-northeast9.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseOct 8 at 5:37:15 PM83°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in VaranasiOct 8 at 5:43:44 PM84°East1.2°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Varanasi would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 8 at 6:04:21 PM86°East5.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 8 at 7:03:42 PM92°East18.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Varanasi (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Varanasi

Eclipse Visibility from VaranasiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Varanasi, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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