October 2014 lunar eclipse
|Total lunar eclipse
October 8, 2014
The moon passes right to left through the Earth's shadow
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.
The planet Uranus will be near opposition (Opposition on October 7) during the eclipse, just over a degrees south of the eclipsed moon, and at magnitude 5.7 bright enough to identify in binoculars.
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.
|Ascending node||Descending node|
||2013 Apr 25
||117||2013 Oct 18
||2014 Apr 15
||127||2014 Oct 08
|132||2015 Apr 04
||137||2015 Sep 28
|142||2016 Mar 23
||147||2016 Sep 16
|Last set||2013 May 25||Last set||2012 Nov 28|
|Next set||2017 Feb 11||Next set||2016 Aug 08|
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