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Flag for U.S.A. October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

Max view in Sacramento
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 3:55 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sacramento: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 1:17 AM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 3:55 AM

Ended: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes


October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sacramento

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Sacramento. 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
2:18 AM Oct 83:55 AM Oct 85:32 AM Oct 8
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Local times for eclipse in Sacramento on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EventTime in SacramentoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 1:17 AM194°South-southwest56.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 2:18 AM218°Southwest51.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 3:27 AM238°West-southwest41.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseOct 8 at 3:55 AM244°West-southwest36.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsOct 8 at 4:22 AM250°West-southwest32.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 8 at 5:32 AM262°West19.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 8 at 6:32 AM272°West8.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Times are local for Sacramento (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in Sacramento

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