October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse
This total lunar eclipse will occur on October 8, 2014. It will be visible from North America, parts of Australia, China and Japan. Parts of South Asia, and Eastern Europe will see a partial eclipse. The penumbral phase of the eclipse will begin at 8:17 AM (08:17) UTC on October 8, 2014 and the eclipse will end at 1:32 PM (13:32) UTC the same day. The Moon will be totally eclipsed (totality) for about 58 minutes.
This will also be a good time to see the Draconid meteor shower, which is expected to peak on October 8-9, 2014.
2014 – 2015 lunar tetrad
This Oct 8 eclipse is the second in a tetrad, a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 – 2015.
The term Blood Moon, has recently become popular when referring to the total lunar eclipses in the 2014 – 2015 lunar tetrad. This term has no technical or astronomical basis and it is unclear where the description originated.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: East in Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, 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||Oct 8 at 08:15:35||Oct 8 at 4:15:35 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse began||Oct 8 at 09:14:50||Oct 8 at 5:14:50 am||Yes|
|Full Eclipse began||Oct 8 at 10:25:11||Oct 8 at 6:25:11 am||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 8 at 10:54:38||Oct 8 at 6:54:38 am||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ended||Oct 8 at 11:24:00||Oct 8 at 7:24:00 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ended||Oct 8 at 12:34:21||Oct 8 at 8:34:21 am||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Oct 8 at 13:33:42||Oct 8 at 9:33:42 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 1.166.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.146
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 18 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 21 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 59 minutes.
Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses in 2014
- Apr 14 / Apr 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Apr 29, 2014 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Oct 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Oct 23, 2014 – Partial Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 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
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27 / Jul 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse