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Flag for U.S.A. May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.

Max view in Washington DC
Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 11:40 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Washington DC: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 9:06 PM

Maximum: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 11:40 PM

Ended: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 2:13 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes

Location

May 15, 2003 – May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Washington DC. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
10:03 PM May 1511:40 PM May 151:17 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Thursday, May 15, 2003

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 9:06 PM125°Southeast10.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 10:03 PM135°Southeast18.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 11:14 PM151°South-southeast26.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 15 at 11:40 PM157°South-southeast28.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 12:05 AM164°South-southeast29.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 1:17 AM183°South31.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 2:13 AM197°South-southwest29.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Washington DC (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility from Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
Partial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
Annular
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
Annular
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
Total
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
Total
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
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