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Flag for U.S.A. October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Max view in Boston
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Boston: Total Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 6:47 AM

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


Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes

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October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Boston

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Boston. 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 partialMaxMoonset
5:14 AM Oct 86:47 AM Oct 86:50 AM Oct 8
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Local times for eclipse in Boston on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EventTime in BostonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 4:15 AM251°West-southwest26.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 5:14 AM262°West16.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 6:25 AM274°West4.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in BostonOct 8 at 6:47 AM278°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 Boston 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 6:50 AM278°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 8 at 6:54 AM279°West0.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsOct 8 at 7:23 AM284°West-northwest6.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 8 at 8:34 AM296°West-northwest17.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 8 at 9:33 AM308°Northwest26.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Boston (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Boston

Eclipse Visibility from BostonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
Total
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
Partial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Boston, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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