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It’s time for the final lunar eclipse of 2014 and it occurs in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
STRUCTURE & TIMELINE: All times are in universal time. Eastern U.S. subtract 4hrs and western U.S. subtract 7 hrs.
Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 08:15 UTC
Partial Eclipse Begins: 09:14 UTC
Total Eclipse Begins: 10:25 UTC
Greatest Eclipse: 10:54 UTC
Total Eclipse Ends: 11:24 UTC
Partial Eclipse Ends: 12:34 UTC
Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 13:33 UTC
This eclipse will be visible throughout the entire Pacific Ocean and most of the bordering countries (Or as least the Pacific side of those countries). Western United States will see the entire eclipse while Eastern United States and Western South America will see the Moon set during totality. New Zealand, Eastern Australia, Eastern Asia and all of Japan will see the entire event while Western Asia, Europe and Africa will miss the event unfortunately. The two (2) Lunar Eclipses this year also begin what’s called “Tetrads” which is four (4) consecutive Total Lunar Eclipses. There are eight (8) Tetrads in the 21st century this one (2014/2015) is the second in the series with the next series beginning in 2032. http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHtables/OH2014-Tab06.pdf
Fred Espinak aka Mr. Eclipse page for this event: http://www.mreclipse.com/MrEclipse.html
NASA Eclipses of 2014: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
Moon Giant lunar eclipse calendar: http://moongiant.com/Lunar_Eclipse_Calendar.php