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Flag for U.S.A. March 3, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.

Max view in Washington DC
Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 6:20 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Washington DC: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Mar 3, 2007 at 3:18 PM

Maximum: Sat, Mar 3, 2007 at 6:20 PM

Ended: Sat, Mar 3, 2007 at 9:23 PM

Duration: 6 hours, 5 minutes


March 3, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

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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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:59 PM Mar 36:20 PM Mar 38:11 PM Mar 3
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Saturday, March 3, 2007

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 3:18:11 PM53°Northeast27.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 4:30:21 PM67°East-northeast16.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 5:44:13 PM79°East2.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 3 at 5:59:00 PM81°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 3 at 6:20:56 PM85°East3.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Total Eclipse endsMar 3 at 6:57:33 PM90°East10.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 3 at 8:11:25 PM102°East-southeast24.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 3 at 9:23:39 PM117°East-southeast36.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Washington DC (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Washington DC.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility from Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarPenumbral
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
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