The next solar eclipse, which will be partial, will be on October 23rd and can be seen from North America.
The next lunar eclipse, as seen from the states, will be on April 4th, 2015.
A Partial Eclipse of the Sun will occur on October 23, 2014 which can be seen from 49 states except Hawaii! Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island will technically see the eclipse, but it is very unlikely, since the eclipse will begin seconds before sunset. If anyone from these states can get a picture of the partial eclipse, or anyone else for that matter, I will post them!
The disappearing suns, as seen above in the animated graphic, is due to the sun setting below the horizon. Most of this is happening inside the three curved lines labeled Eclipse begins at sunset (dark-green), Maximum Eclipse at Sunset (pink) and Eclipse ends at Sunset (light- green) as seen above.
If you look at Washington D.C. which is to the left of the dark-green curved line above, you will see the sun setting quite rapidly with the partial phase just barely getting started. Partial eclipses in this area do not reach maximum phase between the dark-green line and the pink line. Take a look at the animation below for Washington D.C. People living in most of the Atlantic states will see a rather short eclipse. Tampa citizens will see the partial eclipse of the sun for only 35 minutes. The eclipse for Washington, D.C. will last for 26 minutes.
Looking along the map between the pink and light-green lines, people in this area will see the maximum phase of the partial eclipse, but they will not be able to see the end. The animation below is showing Nashville Tennessee. As you can see, the Sun is still in a partial phase as it is setting in Music City with the partial eclipse of the sun reaching maximum at 5:52pm C.D.T. before going below the horizon at 6:01pm! Nashville will be able to watch the eclipse for one hour and ten minutes.
If you happen to live in any of the cities to the left of the light-green line, as seen below, then you will be able to see the partial eclipse of the sun from beginning to end. The animation below is showing Denver Colorado. The beginning of the eclipse is at 3:18pm M.D.T. Maximum will occur at 4:35pm. The eclipse will end at 5:44pm with the sun still above the horizon.
You will note Regina Canada has a setting Sun, but this happens soon after the eclipse has ended.
When viewing the Sun when it is partially eclipsed, I recommend #14 welder's glass. It cannot be 13, 12, 11 and so on. It has be #14 which you can find at Amazon or elsewhere.
Our Moon, for October 22nd, forty-five minutes before sunrise.
The software for this image is free and can be found at http://www.stellarium.org/. It's also great to use if you want to know what the Moon looks like three days or three years from now. It's very easy to use! (My fireflies are rugged in all weather conditions!)
A very nice manual simplified down to 18 pages with lots of pictures in how to use Stellarium!
What time is sunrise or sunset for you? Check this website out (time and date.com).
Total Eclipse of the Moon on April 4, 2015
Notice that totality only lasts for 4 minutes and 43 seconds!
Click on the lunar eclipse graphic above for past animations of eclipses, meteor showers and more.
October 8, 2014 eclipse of the Moon
Click the graphic to see photos!
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Updated on October 21, 2014