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Flag for New Zealand October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

Max view in Christchurch
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Christchurch: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Ended: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 2:33 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


October 8, 2014 – October 9, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Christchurch. 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
10:14 PM Oct 811:55 PM Oct 81:34 AM Oct 9
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Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EventTime in ChristchurchDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 9:15 PM63°East-northeast16.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 10:14 PM51°Northeast25.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 11:25 PM34°North-northeast33.6°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseOct 8 at 11:54 PM25°North-northeast36.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsOct 9 at 12:23 AM17°North-northeast37.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 9 at 1:34 AM355°North39.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 9 at 2:33 AM337°North-northwest36.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Christchurch (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in Christchurch

Eclipse Visibility from ChristchurchVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarPartial
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
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