Lunar Eclipse Dates for the Next Two Years

The following are the lunar eclipses for the next two years:

October 8, 2014: Total Eclipse of the Moon. This lunar eclipse will be fully visible from Western North America (and Alaska and Hawaii), but observers in Eastern North America will only be able to see part of the eclipse before the Moon sets below the horizon. The Moon will enter the penumbra at 1:14 am PDT (4:14 am EDT) on October 8th and will leave the penumbra at 6:35 am PDT (9:35 am EDT).

April 4, 2015: Total Eclipse of the Moon. This eclipse will be visible from North America. The eclipse will be best observed from the western states and provinces. The Moon will set during the eclipse for observers in the eastern regions. It will enter the penumbra at 5:00 a.m. EDT and the umbra at 6:15 a.m. The Moon will leave the umbra at 9:45 a.m. and the penumbra at 11:01 a.m.

September 27, 2015: Total Eclipse of the Moon. This eclipse will be visible from North America. The eclipse will be best viewed from the eastern half of North America. The Moon will be rising during the eclipse for western regions. The Moon will enter the penumbra at 8:10 p.m. EDT and the umbra at 9:07 p.m. on September 27th; totality begins at 10:11 p.m. The Moon will leave the umbra at 11:24 p.m.and the penumbra at 1:24 a.m. on September 28th.