April 14/15, 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 — Timeline
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 Come in Pairs!
A lunar eclipse always occurs about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse. On some occasions, a lunar eclipse can be both preceded and followed by a solar eclipse!
Following paired eclipse: April 29, 2014 — Annular Solar Eclipse
LIVE coverage of the partial lunar eclipse, Aug 7/8, 2017. More
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Eclipses in 2014
- Apr 14/15, 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 in 2017
- Feb 10/11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7/8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27/28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse