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There will be a total lunar eclipse on 2014 OCT 08. Greatest obscuration will occur at 05:55 CDT (10:55 UT). Prime viewing will be centered on the Pacific Ocean, but much of North America and East Asia will be in sight of most if not all of the eclipse.
From Chicago we'll see all of the early stages and totality. The Moon will set during the final partial phase when about half of the Moon is still in the umbra (dark inner shadow).
I’ve created a graphic panorama of nine stages of the eclipse. A fictional blue wall is placed in the background to make the Earth’s shadow obvious. The event times are given in CDT (UT-5). They will occur virtually simultaneously for observers on the night side of the Earth, but adjustment must be made for time zones. The given altitudes and viewing angles are for Chicago, so adjustments would have to be made for elsewhere.
Here’s the link to my Moon webpage which will allow you to continue to my eclipse graphic and timing data: CurtRenz.com/moon.html
Photos and descriptions of the eclipse would be welcome additions to this thread.
Last Edit: Jan 28, 2015 12:19:04 GMT -6 by Centaur