Lunar Eclipse – April 14, 2014

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A Total Lunar Eclipse will be visible in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Monday, April 14-15, 2014 – EVENT CANCELLED

  • Penumbral Eclipse begins at 9:55 PM
  • Partial Eclipse begins  at 10:59 PM
  • Full Eclipse begins at 12:08 AM
  • Maximum Eclipse at 12:46 AM
  • Full Eclipse ends at 1:23 AM
  • Partial Eclipse ends at 2:32 AM
  • Penumbral Eclipse ends at 3:36 AM

RASC Victoria Centre: Lunar Eclipse 2008 Collection &emdash; Lunar Eclipse composite
Victoria Centre members and the public are welcome to observe this eclipse from the Cattle Point Urban Dark Sky Park in Oak Bay. This event lasts several hours, with the full eclipse phase lasting just over an hour. Please dress warmly, and come prepared with binoculars and portable seating.

What does a Lunar Eclipse look like? Please browse our online gallery for the 2008 Total Lunar Eclipse observed from Cattle Point.

This event is dependent on the weather. Rain or excessive cloud cover will result in cancellation. Please consult our Facebook event or Twitter feed for a ‘go’ or ‘no-go’ before attending this event.


The Community Association of Oak Bay (CAOB) has teamed up with Oak Bay Kiwanis and the Cattle Point Star Park to enjoy viewing a full lunar eclipse. Here’s how: meet at teh Kiwanis Tea Room at Willows Beach Park (foot of Dalhousie St) at 10:00PM, April 14. Lots of parking. Walk along the beautiful Willows Beach esplanade up to Cattle Point (via stairs), where the Cattle Point Star Park’s astronomers will greet you and have their powerful telescopes focused on the full Moon as it goes through all the phases of this rare spectacle. We will then conduct a walk back to the Tea Room for a warm beverage and snack. Your option is to walk back to the Star Park around midnight (Full eclipse is at 12:08AM) or call it a night.


Field guide to the total lunar eclipse of April 14 – 15, 2014 from Michael Zeiler on Vimeo.

This simulation gives you a preview of where and when you can see the first total lunar eclipse of 2014. This eclipse is especially well placed for North and South America and will be an unforgettable sight. During the total phase the Moon will turn a coppery-red, so make plans for comfortable viewing and photography.

For more maps and information on eclipses past, present, and future, visit www.eclipse-maps.com, follow @eclipsemaps on Twitter, and Like Eclipsemaps on Facebook.

More information on this eclipse from Mr. Eclipse

Interactive Google map of this eclipse

 

One Response to “Lunar Eclipse – April 14, 2014”

  1. Webmaster

    Please be advised this observing event is CANCELLED. As of 5PM, the cloud is building to the point where the Sun is currently obscured, so chances of observing an eclipsed Moon is remote this evening.

    Environment Canada’s forecast for this evening now includes a red wind warning: “Becoming cloudy this evening. 40 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind west 30 to 50 km/h except 70 gusting to 90 near Juan de Fuca Strait this evening and after midnight. ” http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-85_metric_e.html

    Sorry everyone! I would suggest you keep a pair of binoculars at the ready and peek outside before you go to bed this evening, in case the sky clears by the time totality starts at 11PM.

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