Total lunar eclipse on October 8 2014 (India)

total lunar eclipse October 8, 2014 (India)
Note: This image is here for illustrative purposes and does not represent the actual eclipse on this date.

The Moon information shown here applies to Delhi, India on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. (Local time Asia/Kolkata)

Moonrise to moonset12h3m
Distance to the center of the Sun149,477,396 km
Distance to the center of Earth368,051 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)99.3%
Lunar phasewaxing
Current zodiac sign the MoonPisces ♓
Moon age (days past new moon)14

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According to international time UTC, a lunar eclipse will occur on October 8, 2014 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in India from which the eclipse could be visible (note that the following is a short list of some of the main cities, the eclipse may be visible from other cities not listed here). The date and local time of the event shown below.

CityEclipse visible?Phase
DelhiYes Partial, Penumbral
Andhara PradeshYes Partial, Penumbral
AssamYes Partial, Penumbral
BangalaYes Partial, Penumbral
BiharYes Partial, Penumbral
ChandigarhYes Penumbral
ChhattisgarhYes Partial, Penumbral
GujaratYes Penumbral
HaryanaYes Penumbral
IndiaYes Penumbral
Jammu and KashmirYes Partial, Penumbral
KarnatakaYes Penumbral
KeralaYes Penumbral
Madhya PradeshYes Partial, Penumbral
MaharashtraYes Penumbral
ManipurYes Partial, Penumbral
MegahalayaYes Partial, Penumbral
OrissaYes Partial, Penumbral
PondisheriYes Partial, Penumbral
PunjabYes Penumbral
RajasthanYes Penumbral
Tamil NaduYes Penumbral
TripuraYes Partial, Penumbral
Uttar PradeshYes Partial, Penumbral
UttaranchalYes Partial, Penumbral

Information about this eclipse

total lunar eclipse This image shows the global map with two regions: the shaded region where you can not see the lunar eclipse, and the blank region, where it can be seen. The image details the type of eclipse, the magnitude of the penumbra and umbra, Saros series to which this eclipse belongs, among other data. The date and time displayed in this image are international date and time, therefore, they might not apply to your country. However, to know the date and exact time of total lunar eclipse in your country, you can see the table below. (Click on the image to enlarge it).

Eclipse schedule in India

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the total lunar eclipse of October 8, 2014 in India. For each city we have assigned a time zone which is very precise and it takes into account Daylight Saving Time (if applicable).

Moon alt.: Excellent  Good  Low  Too low  

Event datePen. Mag.Umb. Mag.Penumbral eclipse beginsMoon alt.Partial eclipse beginsUmbral eclipse beginsMax. eclipse beginsMoon alt.Umbral eclipse endsPartial eclipse endsPenumbral eclipse endsMoon alt.
Delhi (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4814:4515:5516:25-2016:5418:0419:0413
Andhara Pradesh (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-5414:4515:5516:25-2016:5418:0419:0417
Assam (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-3914:4515:5516:25-716:5418:0419:0427
Bangala (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4314:4515:5516:25-1016:5418:0419:0425
Bihar (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4514:4515:5516:25-1416:5418:0419:0421
Chandigarh (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4714:4515:5516:25-2016:5418:0419:0413
Chhattisgarh (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-5014:4515:5516:25-1816:5418:0419:0418
Gujarat (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-5614:4515:5516:25-2716:5418:0419:048
Haryana (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4814:4515:5516:25-2116:5418:0419:0412
India (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-5514:4515:5516:25-2616:5418:0419:049
Jammu and Kashmir (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4414:4515:5516:25-1916:5418:0419:0413
Karnataka (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-5814:4515:5516:25-2516:5418:0419:0412
Kerala (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-6114:4515:5516:25-2616:5418:0419:0411
Madhya Pradesh (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-5114:4515:5516:25-2016:5418:0419:0414
Maharashtra (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-5514:4515:5516:25-2316:5418:0419:0413
Manipur (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-3914:4515:5516:25-716:5418:0419:0428
Megahalaya (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4114:4515:5516:25-916:5418:0419:0426
Orissa (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4914:4515:5516:25-1616:5418:0419:0420
Pondisheri (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-5714:4515:5516:25-2216:5418:0419:0415
Punjab (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4714:4515:5516:25-2116:5418:0419:0412
Rajasthan (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-5214:4515:5516:25-2416:5418:0419:0410
Tamil Nadu (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-5914:4515:5516:25-2416:5418:0419:0413
Tripura (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4214:4515:5516:25-916:5418:0419:0427
Uttar Pradesh (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4714:4515:5516:25-1716:5418:0419:0416
Uttaranchal (UTC 5.5)2014-10-08214.6%116.6%13:46-4614:4515:5516:25-1816:5418:0419:0415

You can read the table above as follows: On October 8, 2014 in Delhi, Asia/Kolkata (UTC 5.5), an total lunar eclipse will start at 13:46, the maximum eclipse will occur at 16:25 when the Moon reaches an altitud of -20°;this event will come to an end at 19:04 and will have a penumbral magnitud of 2.146 (this is the fraction of the Moon obscured by the entrance to The Earth's penumbra) and an umbral magnitud of 1.166 (fraction of the Moon obscured by the umbra of The Earth).

We must take into account the altitude of the moon, for example, in Delhi, due to the low altitude of the Moon (-20 degrees) this lunar eclipse will not be very obvious.

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