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Flag for United Kingdom April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Max view in Belfast
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Belfast: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Maximum: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Ended: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:37 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes

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April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Belfast

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Belfast, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
5:53 AM Apr 156:15 AM Apr 156:19 AM Apr 15
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Local times for eclipse in Belfast on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EventTime in BelfastDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 5:53 AM248°West-southwest3.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in BelfastApr 15 at 6:15 AM252°West-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 Belfast 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetApr 15 at 6:19 AM253°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 6:58 AM260°West6.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 8:06 AM273°West15.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 15 at 8:45 AM281°West-northwest21.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 15 at 9:24 AM290°West-northwest26.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 15 at 10:33 AM306°Northwest34.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 15 at 11:37 AM323°Northwest41.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Belfast (BST – British Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Belfast

Eclipse Visibility from BelfastVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
Partial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarPartial
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
Total
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
Total
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
Total
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
Partial
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Belfast, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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