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 eclipse could be seen
Regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: West in Europe, South/East Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, Much of North America, Much of 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 might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Apr 15 at 4:53 AM||Apr 15 at 12:53 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse began||Apr 15 at 5:58 AM||Apr 15 at 1:58 AM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse began||Apr 15 at 7:06 AM||Apr 15 at 3:06 AM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 15 at 7:45 AM||Apr 15 at 3:45 AM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ended||Apr 15 at 8:24 AM||Apr 15 at 4:24 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ended||Apr 15 at 9:33 AM||Apr 15 at 5:33 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Apr 15 at 10:37 AM||Apr 15 at 6:37 AM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was not visible.
Eclipses visible from your city
Eclipses during year 2014
- 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 2015
- Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Apr 4, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 13, 2015 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Sep 28, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse