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Flag for US Virgin Islands October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands (Saint Thomas)

Max view in Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Charlotte Amalie: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Ended: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Charlotte Amalie

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Charlotte Amalie, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:14 AM Oct 86:09 AM Oct 86:11 AM Oct 8
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Local times for eclipse in Charlotte Amalie on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EventTime in Charlotte AmalieDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 4:15:35 AM267°West26.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 5:14:50 AM272°West12.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Charlotte AmalieOct 8 at 6:09:27 AM276°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Charlotte Amalie 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetOct 8 at 6:11:42 AM276°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 6:25:11 AM277°West2.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 8 at 6:54:38 AM280°West10.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsOct 8 at 7:24:00 AM282°West-northwest16.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 8 at 8:34:21 AM290°West-northwest32.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 8 at 9:33:42 AM299°West-northwest44.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Charlotte Amalie (AST – Atlantic Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Charlotte Amalie

Eclipse Visibility from Charlotte AmalieVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Charlotte Amalie, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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