October 2014 lunar eclipse

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Total lunar eclipse
October 8, 2014
Lunar eclipse chart close-2014Oct08.png
The moon passes right to left through the Earth's shadow
Gamma 0.3814
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 0:58:50
Partial 3:19:31
Penumbral 5:18:03
Contacts (UTC)
P1 08:15:36
U1 09:14:48
U2 10:25:09
Greatest 10:54:35
U3 11:23:59
U4 12:34:19
P4 13:33:39

A total lunar eclipse will take place on 8 October 2014. It is the latter of two total lunar eclipses in 2014, and the second in a tetrad (four total lunar eclipses in series). Other eclipses in the tetrad are those of April 15, 2014, April 4, 2015, and September 28, 2015.


The eclipse will be visible over North America, the Pacific, Australia, and east Asia.

Lunar eclipse from moon-2014Oct08.png


Visibility Lunar Eclipse 2014-10-08.png

Animation October 8 2014 lunar eclipse appearance.gif

The planet Uranus will be near opposition (Opposition on October 7[1]) during the eclipse, just over a degrees south of the eclipsed moon, and at magnitude 5.7 bright enough to identify in binoculars.

Related eclipses[edit]

The eclipse is the one of four lunar eclipses in a short-lived series at the descending node of the moon's orbit.

The lunar year series repeats after 12 lunations, or 354 days (shifting back about 10 days in sequential years). Because of the date shift, the Earth's shadow will be about 11 degrees west in sequential events.

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2013–2016
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Viewing
Type Saros Viewing
Partial lunar eclipse 2013-04-25 2018UTC.jpg
2013 Apr 25
Lunar eclipse from moon-2013Apr25.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2013Apr25.png
117 2013 Oct 18
Lunar eclipse from moon-2013Oct18.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2013Oct18.png
Lunar eclipse April 15 2014 California Alfredo Garcia Jr1.jpg
2014 Apr 15
Lunar eclipse from moon-2014Apr15.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2014Apr15.png
127 2014 Oct 08
Lunar eclipse from moon-2014Oct08.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2014Oct08.png
132 2015 Apr 04
Lunar eclipse from moon-2015Apr04.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2015Apr04.png
137 2015 Sep 28
Lunar eclipse from moon-2015Sep28.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2015Sep28.png
142 2016 Mar 23
Lunar eclipse from moon-2016Mar23.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2016Mar23.png
147 2016 Sep 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-2016Sep16.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-2016Sep16.png
Last set 2013 May 25 Last set 2012 Nov 28
Next set 2017 Feb 11 Next set 2016 Aug 08

See also[edit]