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Flag for U.S.A. April 14, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:45 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Des Moines: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Maximum: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:45 AM

Ended: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 5:37 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes


April 14, 2014 – April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Des Moines

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Des Moines. 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
12:58 AM Apr 152:45 AM Apr 154:33 AM Apr 15
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Local times for eclipse in Des Moines on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EventTime in Des MoinesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 14 at 11:53:39 PM157°South-southeast35.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 12:58:21 AM176°South37.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 2:06:48 AM197°South-southwest36.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 15 at 2:45:40 AM208°South-southwest33.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 15 at 3:24:35 AM218°Southwest29.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 15 at 4:33:04 AM233°Southwest20.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 15 at 5:37:36 AM245°West-southwest10.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Des Moines (CDT – Central Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in Des Moines

Eclipse Visibility from Des MoinesVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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