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Flag for Tonga October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Nukualofa: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 11:54 PM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


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

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Nukualofa. 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 811:54 PM Oct 81:34 AM Oct 9
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 9:15:35 PM65°East-northeast36.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 10:14:50 PM53°Northeast47.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 11:25:11 PM31°North-northeast58.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseOct 8 at 11:54:38 PM17°North-northeast60.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsOct 9 at 12:24:00 AMNorth62.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 9 at 1:34:21 AM329°North-northwest57.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 9 at 2:33:42 AM310°Northwest48.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Nukualofa (TOT – Tonga Time).

Eclipses visible in Nukualofa

Eclipse Visibility from NukualofaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
2019Jul 3SolarPartial
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