April 14 / April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse
A total lunar eclipse will occur on April 15, 2014. It will be visible from North America, South America and Australia. Parts of Asia, Africa and Europe will see a partial eclipse.
The penumbral phase of the eclipse will begin at 4:55 AM (04:55) UTC on April 15 and the eclipse will end at 10:36 AM (10:36) UTC on April 15.
This eclipse is the first in a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses, also known as a tetrad. Read more
The term, Blood Moon, has recently become popular while referring to the April 15 total lunar eclipse. This term has no technical or astronomical basis and it is unclear where such a description comes from. Read more
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: West in Europe, South/East Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide
Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral eclipse began||Apr 15 at 04:53:39||Apr 15 at 12:53:39 am||Yes|
|Partial eclipse began||Apr 15 at 05:58:21||Apr 15 at 1:58:21 am||Yes|
|Full eclipse began||Apr 15 at 07:06:48||Apr 15 at 3:06:48 am||Yes|
|Maximum eclipse||Apr 15 at 07:45:40||Apr 15 at 3:45:40 am||Yes|
|Full eclipse ended||Apr 15 at 08:24:35||Apr 15 at 4:24:35 am||Yes|
|Partial eclipse ended||Apr 15 at 09:33:04||Apr 15 at 5:33:04 am||Yes|
|Penumbral eclipse ended||Apr 15 at 10:37:36||Apr 15 at 6:37:36 am||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was not visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.291.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.318
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 44 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 17 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 18 minutes.
Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses during year 2014
- Apr 14 / Apr 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Apr 29, 2014 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Oct 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Oct 23, 2014 – Partial Solar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- May 9 / May 10, 2016 — Mercury Transit
- Aug 18, 2016 — Almost Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16 / Sep 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2017
- Feb 10 / Feb 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7 / Aug 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse