Total Lunar Eclipse of Oct. 8, 2014: Sky Maps and Guides

Animation Still of Oct. 8, 2014, Lunar Eclipse

Larry Koehn/Sky & Telescope

This still frame from a 10-second-long animation depicts the moon passing through Earth's shadow during the eclipse on October 8, 2014. Here's how to see the Oct. 8 total lunar eclipse.

Total Eclipse of the Moon, October 2014

Starry Night software

Wednesday, Oct. 8, early morning. This eclipse is visible over much of the world, except for Europe and Africa. It occurs in the early morning in the Americas, and in the early evening in Asia and Australia. As shown here, the moon enters the umbra, the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow, at 5:15 a.m. EDT. Greatest eclipse will be at 6:55 a.m. EDT. Here's how to see the Oct. 8 total lunar eclipse.

Oct. 8, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse Diagram

NASA/Fred Espenak

This chart released by NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak shows the visibility area and timing of the Oct. 8, 2014 total lunar eclipse. Here's how to see the Oct. 8 total lunar eclipse.

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