View of Chicago Area Total Lunar Eclipse After Maximum Eclipse in Downtown Arlington Heights


Video after maximum eclipse for the Total Lunar Eclipse of October 8, 2014.

Today, October 8, 2014 was the day of the second of two total lunar eclipses in 2014, and also the second of the tetrad involving four total lunar eclipses in a series. A tetrad is a series of four total lunar eclipses with in two years.

All four Total Lunar Eclipses of the current Tetrad

April 15, 2014
October 8, 2014
April 4, 2015
September 28, 2015

Eclipse events characteristics with eclipse times for October 8, 2014

Partial umbral eclipse initiated: 4:15 a.m. CDT on October 8
Total eclipse initiated: 5:25 a.m. CDT
Greatest eclipse: 5:55 a.m. CDT
Total eclipse terminated: 6:24 a.m. CDT
Partial eclipse terminated: 7:34 a.m. CDT

The Moon was at maximum eclipse close to the west horizon and was difficult to see because of poorer visibility near the horizon. However the final states were spectacular with the dawn’s twilight.

Entire Total Lunar Eclipse from NASA stream as captured by Russia Today (Total time 3 hours, 16 minutes and 21 second).

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