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Flag for U.S.A. October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Max view in Houston
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Houston: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 5:55 AM

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


Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes

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October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Houston

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Houston. 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
4:14 AM Oct 85:55 AM Oct 87:23 AM Oct 8
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Local times for eclipse in Houston on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EventTime in HoustonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 3:15 AM239°West-southwest49.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 4:14 AM252°West-southwest38.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 5:25 AM263°West24.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseOct 8 at 5:54 AM266°West18.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsOct 8 at 6:23 AM270°West11.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
MoonsetOct 8 at 7:23 AM277°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 8 at 7:34 AM279°West1.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 8 at 8:33 AM286°West-northwest14.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Houston (CDT – Central Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Houston

Eclipse Visibility from HoustonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
Total
2012May 20SolarPartial
Annular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 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 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Houston, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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