Apr 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
What this lunar eclipse looks like
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents 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
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations being able to see at least parts of the Total part.
- Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
- São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Havana, Cuba
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Lima, Lima, Peru
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Santiago, Chile
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
- Banjul, Gambia
- Dakar, Senegal
- Guam (Hagåtña), Guam
- Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar 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 Seattle*||Visible in Seattle|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Apr 15 at 4:55 AM||Apr 14 at 9:55 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Apr 15 at 5:59 AM||Apr 14 at 10:59 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Apr 15 at 7:08 AM||Apr 15 at 12:08 AM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 15 at 7:46 AM||Apr 15 at 12:46 AM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Apr 15 at 8:23 AM||Apr 15 at 1:23 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Apr 15 at 9:32 AM||Apr 15 at 2:32 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Apr 15 at 10:36 AM||Apr 15 at 3:36 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Seattle, the entire eclipse is visible.