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Flag for U.S.A. October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.

Max view in Washington DC
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Washington DC: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 6:54 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Washington DC. 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 86:54 AM Oct 87:14 AM Oct 8
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 4:15:35 AM248°West-southwest32.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 5:14:50 AM259°West21.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsOct 8 at 6:25:11 AM270°West8.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximum EclipseOct 8 at 6:54:38 AM275°West3.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetOct 8 at 7:14:26 AM278°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsOct 8 at 7:24:00 AM279°West1.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 8 at 8:34:21 AM291°West-northwest14.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 8 at 9:33:42 AM301°West-northwest24.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Washington DC (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility from Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Washington DC, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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