Basic Astronomy

Total lunar eclipse on 25 April 2014

A total lunar eclipse will take place on 15th April, 2014. This is the first of two total lunar eclipses in 2014.

25 Apr 2014 lunar eclipse
Moon's path through the Earth's shadow.

A lunar eclipse can occur only at full Moon. Lunar eclipses occur when Earths shadow blocks the light from Sun, which otherwise reflects off the Moon.

Timing

Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at nearly same time.

The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.

EventUTC Time
Penumbral Eclipse begins15 Apr, 04:55
Partial Eclipse begins15 Apr, 05:59
Full Eclipse begins15 Apr, 07:08
Maximum Eclipse15 Apr, 07:46
Full Eclipse ends15 Apr, 08:23
Partial Eclipse ends15 Apr, 09:32
Penumbral Eclipse ends15 Apr, 10:36

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